A new camera is being built at Caltech's Palomar Observatory that will be able to survey the entire Northern Hemisphere sky in a single night, searching for supernovas, black holes, near-Earth asteroids, and other objects.
Chemists and chemical engineers at the California Institute of Technology can soon start dreaming of experiments for their new labs, to be housed in a building dedicated to their work that will begin to take shape on February 13. The groundbreaking ceremony starts at 11 a.m.
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation has pledged $1 million to the California Institute of Technology toward construction of a new building for chemistry and chemical engineering positioned to be the centerpiece of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering's plan for the future.
Visitors to the California Institute of Technology often compliment the architecture, the landscaping, and the general layout of the Pasadena campus. Much of the credit must go to the architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, who was responsible for the original master plan as well as several early campus buildings.
In December 2008 astronomers and astrophysicists at the California Institute of Technology will have a new home for their offices, classes, and meetings. Construction on the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics began Jan. 31 with a groundbreaking ceremony.
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has recently awarded multimillion dollar grants to the California Institute of Technology for the establishment of three new projects: the Center for Geochemical and Cosmochemical Microanalysis, the Proteome Exploration Laboratory, and the Center for Theoretical Cosmology and Physics. The grants for these facilities total more than $22 million.
The famed geneticist Ed Lewis won his Nobel Prize for his breakthroughs in understanding how genes relate to embryonic development. But for four years in World War II, he served as a U.S. Army meteorologist.
The Caltech community can take comfort in knowing that the fuel used to generate electricity is spent wisely and is environmentally friendly.
That's what the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership, a division of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), concluded last month when it bestowed, on behalf of the EPA and the Department of Energy, the 2004 Energy Star CHP Award to Caltech.
For almost 100 years, Caltech has been at the forefront of astronomy and astrophysics, pioneering research that has led to greater understanding of the earth, the solar system, and the Universe. Now the Institute is about to help its world-renowned astronomers and other investigators continue their groundbreaking discoveries well into the 21st century.