Friday, January 16, 2015
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Ombudsperson Training

Friday, October 3, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

TA Training

Kip Thorne Discusses First Discovery of Thorne-Żytkow Object

In 1975, Kip Thorne (BS '62, and the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus) and then-Caltech postdoctoral fellow Anna Żytkow sought the answer to an intriguing question: Would it be possible to have a star that had a neutron star as its core—that is, a hot, dense star composed entirely of neutrons within another more traditional star? Nearly 40 years later, astronomers believe they may have found such an object: a star labeled HV 2112 and located in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy that is a near neighbor of the Milky Way and visible to the naked eye. We recently sat down with Thorne to ask how it feels to have astronomers discover something whose existence he postulated decades before.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Intro to Course Design Workshop

40-Year Service Awardees

The 59th Annual Staff Service Awards, presented in Beckman Auditorium on Monday, June 2, honored more than 250 staff members whose service ranges from 10 to 50 years. We profile three staff members celebrating 40 years at Caltech.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Center for Student Services 360 (Workshop Space)

Teaching Quantum Mechanics with Minecraft and Comics

Supernova Caught in the Act by Palomar Transient Factory

The problem with observing supernovae is knowing just when and where one is occurring and being able to point a world-class telescope at it in the hours immediately afterward.

Tricking the Uncertainty Principle

Researchers at Caltech find a way to sidestep the quantum "noise" that limits the precision of ultrasensitive position measurements.

Ditch Day? It’s Today, Frosh!

During this annual spring rite seniors ditch their classes and vanish from campus, leaving behind complex, carefully planned out puzzles and challenges—known as “stacks”—designed to occupy the underclass students and prevent them from wreaking havoc on the seniors’ rooms.

Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics Established at Caltech

Building on Caltech's leading position in fields such as general relativity, astrophysics, quantum computation, superstring theory, elementary particle theory, and condensed matter theory, the new institute will train generations of theoretical physicists.

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