Quantum information meets condensed matter: inside the mind of Xie Chen
Perhaps you have heard of Schrödinger's cat, a fictional feline created by physicist Erwin Schrödinger as a thought experiment in 1935. According to her inventor, Schrödinger's cat can be simultaneously ...
Biology made simpler with "clear" tissues
(Phys.org) —In general, our knowledge of biology—and much of science in general—is limited by our ability to actually see things. Researchers who study developmental problems and disease, in particular, ...
Study of aerosols stands to improve climate models
(Phys.org) —Aerosols, tiny particles in the atmosphere, play a significant role in Earth's climate, scattering and absorbing incoming sunlight and affecting the formation and properties of clouds. Currently, ...
Corals provide clues for climate change research
(Phys.org) —Just as growth rings can offer insight into climate changes occurring during the lifespan of a tree, corals have much to tell about changes in the ocean. At Caltech, climate scientists Jess ...
Building the world's most sensitive detectors: A conversation with Rana Adhikari
Caltech professor of physics Rana Adhikari has been on a singular quest for 15 years: to detect gravitational waves.
Caltech names physicist as new president
The California Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of physicist Thomas F. Rosenbaum as its new president.
Pico-satellites have a new brain on board
For his Master's thesis in microengineering, Louis Masson designed a new microcomputer for use in pico-satellites. His invention will improve the satellites' ability to manage complex data.
Caltech president to lead Saudi Arabian university
(AP)—California Institute of Technology President Jean-Lou Chameau plans to step down from the top job at the prestigious institute to lead a new Saudi Arabian university.