Friday, October 4, 2013

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Orientation

Monday, August 12, 2013
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium

Magnetic Fields: A Window to a Planet's Interior and Habitability

Thirty Meter Telescope Project Partners Sign Master Agreement

Scientific authorities on the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project announced on Friday that they have now signed a master agreement formalizing project goals and providing a governing framework for the international collaboration.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Ramo Auditorium

Graduate TA Orientation & Teaching Conference

Friday, July 19, 2013
Cahill, Hameetman Auditorium

"Are We Alone?" Public lecture by Dr. Jill Tarter

Voyager: Getting to Know the Magnetic Highway

Since last August, NASA's farthest-flung robotic envoy, Voyager I, has been exploring a distant region just shy of interstellar space, some 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) away. Now, Voyager scientists, including Caltech's Ed Stone, are sharing what they have learned about the peculiar region known as the "magnetic highway."

Notes from the Back Row: "Quantum Entanglement and Quantum Computing"

John Preskill, the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, is hooked on quanta.

Birth of a Black Hole

According to a new analysis by astrophysicist Tony Piro at Caltech, just before a black hole forms, the dying star may generate a distinct burst of light that will allow astronomers to witness the birth of a new black hole for the first time.

Astronomers Discover Massive Star Factory in Early Universe

A team of astronomers, which includes several from Caltech, has discovered a dust-filled, massive galaxy churning out stars when the cosmos was a mere 880 million years old—making it the earliest starburst galaxy ever observed.

The Caltech Space Challenge: Mission to a Martian Moon

The mission: travel to one of Mars's two moons, explore its surface, collect some rocks, and return to Earth in one piece. Now plan it—in five days. Dozens of students from Caltech and around the world converged on campus recently to do just that.

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