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New Visual Culture Program Coming to Caltech Campus

Credit: Caltech A new visual culture program is about to make Caltech a lot more colorful. From tours of neon art around Los Angeles to campus artists-in-residence, the program will have a little bit for anyone interested in art and its potential for intersecting with science. The program, the first of its kind at Caltech, is being funded by a grant worth nearly $1 million…

Mars InSight Lander Seen in First Images from Space

NASA's InSight spacecraft, its heat shield and its parachute were imaged on Dec. 6 and 11 by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona On Nov. 26, NASA’s InSight…

ArtCenter Displays the Future of Design Itself in Fall 2018 Art Center Grad Show

There are college commencement ceremonies and then there is the Art Center Grad Show in Pasadena. ArtCenter College of Design’s show kicks off today in a private reception and continues Saturday with a public one,…

Pasadena Institute Helps Unlock Secret of How Fast the Universe is Expanding

An artist's conception of what's called the cosmic distance ladder -- a series of celestial objects, including type Ia supernovae that have known distances and can be used to calculate the rate at which the…

JPL’s InSight Takes Its First Selfie

This is NASA InSight's first selfie on Mars. It displays the lander's solar panels and deck. On top of the deck are its science instruments, weather sensor booms and UHF antenna. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The…

Sunday, December 23

Simon Helberg Stars in It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

The Pasadena Playhouse announces that Simon Helberg will play George Bailey in its holiday production of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted…

Sunday, December 23

A Noise Within Presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Alan Blumenfeld (Ghost of Christmas Present) with Geoff Elliott (Scrooge). Photo by Craig Schwartz A Noise Within (ANW) continues the cherished holiday tradition of presenting…

Sunday, December 23

Experience the Magic of The Nutcracker This Holiday Season

A cherished annual tradition, Pasadena Dance Theater’s production of The Nutcracker takes viewers on a journey through Clara’s Christmas night adventure from the defeat of…

Sunday, December 30

Lythgoe Family Panto Returns to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with the World Premiere of The Wonderful Winter of Oz

“With the fall season upon us…”, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to announce that Lythgoe Family Panto will once again return to…

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Building the Next-Generation Data Networks Needed for High Energy Physics

Illustration of a global network of computers. Credit: Creative Commons/CC0 During a research exhibition at the Supercomputing 2018 Conference (SC18) in Dallas in November, Caltech’s High Energy Physics and network teams—working in collaboration with many university, laboratory, network, and industry partners, and led by Harvey Newman, Marvin L. Goldberger Professor of Physics—demonstrated the latest developments in global-scale computer networks, including several new methods for improving the speed and efficiency of data flows among widely distributed computing facilities located in different world regions. Their efforts are currently focused on the science program at the European Organization for Nuclear Research’s (CERN’s) Large…

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