News articles tagged with "alumni"

10/16/2014 17:00:04
Douglas Smith
Thanks to a $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation and matching funds from the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) collaboration, 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. The digital camera will be mounted on the Samuel Oschin Telescope, a wide-field Schmidt telescope that began its first all-sky survey in 1949. That survey, done on glass plates, took nearly a decade to complete.
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05/10/2013 10:07:58
Douglas Smith
John Preskill, the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, is hooked on quanta.
03/14/2013 10:10:08
Kathy Svitil

Caltech has announced that Juris Hartmanis (PhD '55), Y. C. L. Susan Wu (PhD '63), Sébastien M. Candel (MS '69, PhD '72), Uma R.

03/07/2013 13:42:29
Douglas Smith
Francis H. Clauser (BS '34, MS '35, PhD '37), the Clark Blanchard Millikan Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, passed away on March 3, 2013, at age 99. Born in the decade following the Wright Brothers' first powered flight, he was a founder of modern aeronautics and helped usher in the Space Age.
12/13/2012 19:57:09
Douglas Smith
A new era in planetary science began in 1962, when Mariner 2 and the 200-inch Hale telescope simultaneously took a close look at Venus.
11/16/2012 08:31:02
Ann Motrunich
David L. Lee (PhD '74) has been named the new chair of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). A Caltech trustee since 2000, Lee began his term as chair October 27, 2012. As chair, Lee will foster communication with Caltech faculty, administration, and students and represent the Board with the Caltech community and the public. He will preside at board meetings and offer advice and support to the president of Caltech. Lee succeeds Kent Kresa, who has served as chair since 2005.
10/10/2012 16:45:08
Shayna Chabner McKinney
Gifted teacher. Inspired researcher. Knowledgeable adviser. Personal friend. These are a few of the ways in which professor emeritus Frank Marble's former students describe him. Not too surprisingly, these sentiments also capture some of the many reasons why 20 of Marble's former PhD and graduate student advisees have joined together to honor and thank their mentor by creating an endowed professorship in his and his wife's names.
10/08/2012 09:21:52
Michael Rogers
Semiconductor-industry leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Wenchi Chen has been elected to Caltech's Board of Trustees.
09/22/2012 09:56:13
Douglas Smith
The space shuttle Endeavour's final flight ended Friday, September 21, when it landed at Los Angeles International Airport en route to its new life as an exhibit at the California Science Center. But without Caltech professors Christopher Brennen and Allan Acosta and alumnus Sheldon Rubin, the entire endeavor might not have been possible.
06/20/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Tom Harris came to Caltech with an undeclared major, thinking he would study computer science. But, having been an avid Lego builder as a kid, he was drawn to mechanical engineering. He also has an interest in medieval history, which similarly dates back to his childhood—he loved pirates and knights, and both his parents were history majors—and after he took Brown's medieval history class, his impression of the study of history changed.

06/06/2012 07:00:00
Ann Motrunich

Venture capitalist and philanthropist Walter G. Kortschak has been elected to the Caltech Board of Trustees.

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