Improving The View Through Tissues and Organs
This summer, several undergraduate students at Caltech had the opportunity to help optimize a promising technique that can make tissues and organs—even entire organisms—transparent for study. As part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, these students worked in the lab of Viviana Gradinaru, where researchers are developing such so-called clearing techniques that make it possible to peer straight through normally opaque tissues rather than seeing them only as thinly sectioned slices that have been pieced back together.
Getting To Know Super-Earths
Results from NASA's Kepler planet-hunting mission have indicated that the most common planets in the galaxy are super-Earths—those that are bigger than Earth but smaller than Neptune. Heather Knutson and her colleagues are using space telescopes to try to find out more about these worlds.
NuSTAR Discovers Impossibly Bright Dead Star
Astronomers working with NuSTAR have found a pulsating dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. The object, previously thought to be a black hole because it is so powerful, is in fact a pulsar—the incredibly dense rotating remains of a star.
7:00 pm, Thursday, December 4
Coming Soon to a Dwarf Planet in Your Solar System: NASA’s Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt
8:00 pm, Tuesday, December 9
8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 17
In The Media
November 14, 2014
National Geographic publishes a story noting the research of Caltech's Elaine Hsiao and the late biology professor Paul Patterson that has explored the connection between bacteria in the human intestinal system and the brain, which may be connected to neurological disorders such as autism. The story first appeared in partner publication Ozy.
November 12, 2014
A roundup of the latest research on the physics of the early universe including the work of Jeffrey Filippini and SPIDER at Caltech. Following up on the ground-based BICEP2 experiments, SPIDER uses balloons to send sophisticated instruments to a high altitude to measure primordial gravitational waves.
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