Let There Be Light: Finding the Earliest Galaxies

Richard S. Ellis, the Steele Family Professor of Astronomy, is on the verge of seeing as far back as it is possible to see—not quite back to the dawn of time itself but to the dawn of the first galaxies. He describes the journey at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.

Caltech Named World's Top University in Times Higher Education Global Ranking

For the third year in a row, the California Institute of Technology has been rated the world's number one university in the Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities.

Caltech to Offer Online Courses through edX

To expand its involvement in online learning, the California Institute of Technology will offer courses through the online education platform edX beginning this October.

The edX course platform is an online learning initiative launched in 2012 by founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Caltech's rigorous online course offerings will join those of 28 other prestigious colleges and universities in the edX platform's "xConsortium."

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.

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