Caltech in the Media
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April 25, 2017
Caltech Tops the List of 25 Hardest Colleges to Get into in the U.S.
The website Niche.com named Caltech the toughest university to get into, basing its findings on U.S. Department of Education data including acceptance rates, along with both SAT and ACT test scores. Harvard University placed second on the nationwide list. Yale, University of Chicago and Princeton round out the top five.
April 19, 2017
The New York Times
A New Exoplanet May Be Most Promising Yet in Search for Life
A rocky orb about one and a half times the size of Earth and 40 light years away - in the "Goldilocks" zone where temperatures are conducive to liquid water and perhaps life as we know it - is being called "the most exciting exoplanet we've seen in the last decade." Article references past research by a current Caltech graduate student, Courtney Dressing.
April 18, 2017
60 Years Of Starstuff: How Humanity Discovered Where Our Elements Come From
Article recounts Cambridge researcher Fred Hoyle's groundbreaking stellar nucleosynthesis research, which helps explain how all of the elements in the universe were built from elementary particles, and references his work in Caltech's Kellogg Radiation Lab beginning in 1953.
April 17, 2017
Some 'Tatooine' Alien Planets May Be Able to Support Life
Life on an alien planet with two suns in its sky, like Luke Skywalker's home world Tatooine in the "Star Wars" films, may indeed be possible, according to a new study that included Siegfried Eggl, a Caltech postdoctoral scholar at JPL.
April 12, 2017
Real-Life Star Wars Tatooine Could Be a Beachy Destination
New theoretical research from Siegfried Eggl, a Caltech postdoctoral scholar at JPL, looks into the habitability of planets in double-star systems. "Previous research has shown Earth-sized rocky planets should be able to form in binary star systems, and now researchers have gone a step further to determine that such a planet wouldn't have to be a dry, desert world like Tatooine. It could retain and even be covered in water for a long time."
April 12, 2017
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek Set to Deliver Kickoff Welcome at Pasadena March for Science
Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek will deliver welcoming remarks at the local March for Science, which starts on Beckman Lawn and travels to Memorial Park on April 22. Caltech's Jonas C. Peters and Mary Kennedy are also scheduled to speak a the rally.