Thursday, October 22, 2015

Confessions of a Converted Lecturer: TeachWeek Keynote by Eric Mazur

09/15/2015 15:22:11
Rod Pyle
The Advanced LIGO, twin observatories designed to detect gravitational waves, begins full-scale operations this week after a 7-year overhaul. The new detectors are 10 times as powerful as their predecessors.
09/03/2015 08:38:25
Rod Pyle
Caltech researchers have reported the detection of the farthest object yet, galaxy EGS8p7. At more than 13.2 billion years old, it provides a fascinating glimpse of the very early universe, just 600,000 years after the Big Bang.
Galaxy EGS8p7 as seen from space telescopes.
08/21/2015 14:54:29
Rod Pyle
In July, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) reported the discovery of the pentaquark, a long-sought particle first predicted to exist in the 1960s by Caltech's Murray Gell-Mann.
08/18/2015 07:04:44
Kathy Svitil
Charles A. Barnes, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech and an expert in the study of both the weak nuclear force—one of the fundamental forces of nature—and of the nuclear reactions that produce the majority of the elements in our universe, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2015. He was 93.
08/17/2015 23:11:11
Lori Dajose
Alexei Kitaev, the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, has been awarded the 2015 Dirac Medal and Prize from the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.
photo of Alexei Kitaev
08/12/2015 14:26:08
Lori Dajose
More than 100 high school seniors and their families got an inside look at the impact Caltech women are making in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
08/07/2015 11:40:07
Rod Pyle
Caltech's Thomas F. Rosenbaum and colleagues at the University of Chicago and the Argonne National Laboratory recently used a synchrotron X-ray source to investigate the existence of instabilities in the arrangement of the electrons in metals as a function of both temperature and pressure, and to pinpoint, for the first time, how those instabilities arise.
08/05/2015 10:00:01
Kimm Fesenmaier
The finding of cold gas flowing into a galaxy-in-the-making provides strong support for the cold-flow model of galaxy formation in the early universe.
08/04/2015 10:52:03
Lori Dajose
Caltech professors Alexei Kitaev and Christopher Umans have been named Simons Investigators. These appointments are given annually to "support outstanding scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions." Investigators receive $100,000 annually for five years.