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Caltech’s Konstantin Batygin Named a Packard Fellow

By photosearth / October 18, 2017

Five-year fellowship offers early career researchers freedom to tackle major challenges News Writer:  Robert Perkins Konstantin Batygin Credit: Caltech Konstantin Batygin, assistant professor of planetary science and Van Nuys Page Scholar at Caltech, has been named one of the 2017 Packard Fellows in Science and Engineering. The fellowship, awarded by the David and Lucile Packard […]

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New Provost Starts This Week

By photosearth / October 3, 2017

David Tirrell assumes his new role on campus Caltech provost David Tirrell Credit: Alex H. Parker On October 1, 2017 chemistry professor and Beckman Institute director David Tirrell officially steps into his new position as Caltech’s 10th provost. A Caltech faculty member since 1998, Tirrell, the Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical […]

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Caltech’s New Provost Starts This Week

By photosearth / October 2, 2017

David Tirrell assumes his new role on campus Caltech provost David Tirrell Credit: Alex H. Parker On October 1, 2017 chemistry professor and Beckman Institute director David Tirrell officially steps into his new position as Caltech’s 10th provost. A Caltech faculty member since 1998, Tirrell, the Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical […]

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Scenes from Frosh Camp

By photosearth / September 29, 2017

Each year, Paul Asimow introduces students to geology on the Frosh Camp Hike News Writer:  Lori Dajose Paul Asimow, the Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geology and Geochemistry, talks to students from atop a stump during the Frosh Camp geology hike. Credit: Caltech This year, Caltech’s freshman orientation took place on September 18 […]

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Cassini’s Final Plunge

By photosearth / September 16, 2017

Crowds at JPL and Caltech watch as the Cassini spacecraft ends its 20-year mission with a dive into Saturn News Writer:  Robert Perkins With this view, Cassini captured one of its last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute It ended with a bang and with a whisper. […]

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The Massively Big Picture

By photosearth / September 1, 2017

Mark Simons is part of a movement to add precise and panoramic perspectives to previously limited geographic observations. Mark Simons The 2011 Japanese earthquake was a defining moment for Mark Simons. The devastating 9.0-magnitude quake and its subsequent tsunami, which took nearly 16,000 lives, spurred efforts around the globe that will shape how nations predict […]

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How Friction Evolves During an Earthquake

By photosearth / August 16, 2017

By simulating quakes in a lab, engineers study the way that friction changes along a fault during a seismic event News Writer:  Robert Perkins The “seismological wind tunnel” at Caltech. The white square block in the center is a plastic known as homalite that acts as an analogue for rock. It contains a miniature fault […]

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Key to Speeding Up Carbon Sequestration Discovered

By photosearth / July 17, 2017

Scientists at Caltech and USC identify how to encourage the chemical reaction by which carbon dioxide is locked away in the ocean News Writer:  Robert Perkins Scanning electron microscope image of calcite. Credit: Adam Subhas/Caltech Scientists at Caltech and USC have discovered a way to speed up the slow part of the chemical reaction that […]

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

By photosearth / July 12, 2017

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Swallows EarthJuno Over Jupiter's South Pole (Illustration) Juno and the Great Red Spot (Illustration) This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft soaring over Jupiter's south pole. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Stony Brook University NASA’s Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit. […]

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David Tirrell Named Caltech Provost

By photosearth / July 1, 2017

News Writer:  Shayna Chabner McKinney David Tirrell, Caltech's tenth provost Credit: Caltech David Tirrell, the Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the director of the Beckman Institute, will become Caltech’s tenth provost, President Thomas F. Rosenbaum announced today. His appointment will take effect October 1, 2017. Tirrell, who will succeed […]

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