Research News

11/16/2017 10:13:22
Emily Velasco
Michael Ewens of Caltech and Richard Townsend of UC San Diego examined data for nearly 18,000 start-ups and found that companies started by women have a harder time finding funding because male investors prefer companies started by men.
Graphic showing a woman being held back by sexism while men advance
11/14/2017 09:00:11
Whitney Clavin
The latest workhorse camera at Palomar Observatory will scan the majority of the night sky every night, looking for cosmic events as they happen.
ZTF First Light image
11/13/2017 12:00:13
Robert Perkins
Engineers used the flow of water over a crystal plate to generate a stable ring of plasma without a vacuum chamber or electromagnetic fields to contain it.
Ring
10/30/2017 16:30:20
Astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR mission have gained new clues in black hole mystery.
Artist concept of black hole jet
10/26/2017 15:36:22
Emily Velasco
Lihong Wang and his team in the Caltech Optical Imaging Laboratory have improved their photoacoustic microscopy technology, which creates 3-D images of the internal structures of living things.
Jiamiao Yang, a postdoctoral scholar in the Caltech Optical Imaging Laboratory, adjusts a photoacoustic microscope.
10/24/2017 08:00:05
Robert Perkins
Caltech has created a new interdisciplinary research center focused on pioneering autonomous systems technologies.
10/18/2017 16:43:47
Lori Dajose
The brain circuitry that controls innate, or instinctive, behaviors such as mating and fighting was thought to be genetically hardwired. Not so, neuroscientists now say
10/18/2017 11:37:29
Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem.
Higgs boson event
10/16/2017 07:00:24
Kathy Svitil
After being alerted to a gravitational-wave event by LIGO and its European counterpart Virgo, thousands of scientists across the globe looked at a patch of sky and saw the aftermath of a neutron star collision, marking the first time such an event has been observed with both gravitational-wave and conventional astronomy.
image
10/16/2017 07:00:19
Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.