News articles tagged with "Caltech_history"

07/22/2014 16:58:59
Douglas Smith
Caltech's Murray Gell-Mann simplified the world of particle physics in 1964 by standing it on its head. He theorized that protons—subatomic particles as solid as billiard balls and as stable as the universe—were actually cobbled together from bizarre entities, dubbed "quarks," whose properties are unlike anything seen in our world. Unlike protons, quarks cannot be separated from their fellows and studied in isolation; despite this, our understanding of the universe is built on their amply documented existence.
Yuval Ne'eman and Murray Gell-Mann in 1964.
02/19/2005 08:00:00

A new, grassroots computing project dubbed Einstein@Home, which will let anyone with a personal computer contribute to cutting-edge astrophysics research, is being officially announced today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). California Institute of Technology physics professor Barry Barish will make the announcement during a press briefing at 11 a.m.

 
03/18/2004 08:00:00
Marcus Woo

PASADENA, Calif. -- In the mid-1930s, Arnold O.

 
02/18/2004 08:00:00
Deborah Williams-Hedges
"In 1919, during the summer, when I was eighteen years old, I had been in southern Oregon as a paving engineer, a paving plant inspector, working for a contractor. . . And at the end of the summer, I did not have money enough to return for my junior year at Oregon Agricultural College. So I didn't return. I'd been sending my money to my mother, who was a widow and was having a hard time...."
 
06/26/2003 07:00:00
Jill Perry
PASADENA, Calif.
 
05/14/2003 07:00:00
Einstein Archives to Be Available Online
 
04/01/1997 08:00:00
Robert Tindol

PASADENA—The historic 10-foot wind tunnel at the California Institute of Technology will pass into the aviation-history books on April 30, when it is decommissioned after 68 years of continuous ser

 
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