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The Wikipedian Geobiologist

By photosearth / October 25, 2016

News Writer:  Lori Dajose Michel working as a field assistant in Namibia during summer 2016, studying the Zebra Nappe of the Naukluft Nappe Complex. “In this picture I am standing on some dolomite, in the process of measuring a stratigraphic section,” she says. Credit: D. Quinn Before Alice Michel began her senior year at Caltech, […]

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Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet

By photosearth / October 20, 2016

News Writer:  Robert Perkins This artistic rendering shows the distant view from Planet Nine back towards the sun. The planet is thought to be gaseous, similar to Uranus and Neptune. Hypothetical lightning lights up the night side. Credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) Planet Nine—the undiscovered planet at the edge of the Solar System that was predicted […]

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SURF Seminar Day 2016

By photosearth / October 13, 2016

News Writer:  Lori Dajose Since 1979, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program has allowed undergraduate students to apply the theories they’ve learned in the classroom to address real-world research problems at Caltech, JPL, and a variety of other institutions. It is, says Candace Rypisi, director of the Student-Faculty Programs Office, a true career-shifting opportunity for […]

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No Rest for a Nobelist

By photosearth / October 1, 2016

News Writer:  Lori Oliwenstein Robert A. Millikan (1868- 1953) Nobel Prize in Physics in 1923 “for his work on the elementary charge of electricity and on the photoelectric effect” Credit: Caltech Archives If you were to write the life story of a Nobel laureate, you might be forgiven for wanting to make the early morning […]