Astronomers have discovered a planet three times the mass of Jupiter that travels on a long, egg-shaped path around its star. If this planet were somehow placed into our own solar system, it would swing from within our asteroid belt to out beyond Neptune.
The database is simultaneously a powerful new tool for basic research and proof of concept for a new model of scientific data sharing.
While enzymes—biological catalysts made of protein—have long been proposed as a potential green solution for chemical manufacturing, engineering useful enzymes has proved immensely difficult.
Possessed of a gift for translating observations of nature into profound quantitative descriptions, Munk laid the foundations of modern physical oceanography.
Professor of Chemical Engineering Mikhail Shapiro has been named one of the 2019 recipients of the Vilcek Foundation Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science, a $50,000 award recognizing exceptional early to mid-career immigrant biomedical scientists.
Interpreting the massive, often convoluted data sets that are recorded by earthquake monitoring networks is a herculean task for seismologists, but the effort involved in producing accurate analyses could significantly improve the development of reliable earthquake early-warning systems.
Crack open a beer outside and it is a safe bet that you will soon be defending it from a few unwelcome drinking buddies. Fruit flies have a knack for appearing whenever someone opens up a can of beer or a bottle of wine, but how do they do it?
Named in honor of Robert Andrews Millikan—celebrated Nobel Prize-winning physicist and co-founder of the modern California Institute of Technology—the Millikan Medal acknowledges individuals who embody Millikan’s spirit of service to the Institute and extraordinary personal merit.
The late 16th century saw scientists like Nicolaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, and Galileo Galilei radically upset the way people understood their place in the world and in the universe. William Shakespeare, who was born a little over two decades after the death of Copernicus, lived through this transformation… but did he notice?
Gathered together on campus for the first time, Caltech’s newest community members—undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral scholars—were formally welcomed to the Institute …
Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Mikhail Shapiro has been awarded the Roger Tsien Award for Excellence in Chemical Biology by the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS).
Using a collection of National Science Foundation radio telescopes, researchers have confirmed that a narrow jet of material was ejected at near light speeds from a neutron star collision.
The track, located on Caltech’s South Field, had been closed for nearly a month for renovations to upgrade the surface and improve athletes' safety.