News articles tagged with "physics"

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.
Murray Gell-Mann
03/19/2014 16:34:51
Cynthia Eller
On March 20, 2014, Jamie Bock, professor of physics at Caltech and senior research scientist at the JPL, will give a talk on the BICEP2 experiment and its recent detection of B-mode polarization indicating the effect of gravitational waves on the cosmic microwave background (CMB).
02/28/2014 11:25:03
Cynthia Eller
Steven C. Frautschi, professor of theoretical physics, emeritus, at Caltech, has been awarded the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching—Caltech's most prestigious teaching honor.
02/19/2014 11:05:37
Brian Bell

Three Caltech assistant professors are among the 126 early-career scientists awarded 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

02/11/2014 11:44:20
Cynthia Eller
The NOvA experiment, centered at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) near Chicago, has detected its first neutrinos.
01/22/2014 09:20:47
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
By incorporating the data of individual stars into whole-galaxy models, Caltech researchers can look at the actual effects of star feedback—how radiation from stars "pushes" on galactic matter—in the galaxies they study.
A still image from a FIRE simulation video, showing the gases in a galaxy. Magenta is cold molecular/atomic gas, which forms stars; green is warm ionized gas, most of which cools into a galaxy; red is 'hot' gas, which makes up the galaxy halo.
12/13/2013 12:34:57
Cynthia Eller
John H. Schwarz, the Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, and Michael B. Green of the University of Cambridge have been awarded the 2014 Fundamental Physics Prize.
11/08/2013 23:30:18
Cynthia Eller
Schwarz and Michael B. Green of the University of Cambridge were honored for developing superstring theory during their collaboration between 1979 and 1986. The prize comes with a $300,000 award and eligibility for the 2014 Fundamental Physics Prize, which, at $3 million, is one of the largest academic prizes in the world.
10/28/2013 13:43:46
Cynthia Eller
Caltech professor of physics Rana Adhikari has been on a singular quest for 15 years: to detect gravitational waves.
09/25/2013 10:58:25
Jessica Stoller-Conrad

A group of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created the optical equivalent of a tuning fork—a device that can help steady the electrical currents needed to power

05/10/2013 10:07:58
Douglas Smith
John Preskill, the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, is hooked on quanta.
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