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Caltech Appoints External Relations Officer

Samuel Garrison Samuel Garrison, a leader in government relations and civic engagement, has been appointed as Caltech’s external relations officer effective January 2, 2018. In this new role, Garrison will represent Caltech with federal, state, regional, and local government officials and agencies. He will collaborate closely with the Institute’s leadership to develop and implement strategies that address policy and operational issues with political and legislative…

JPL Expert, in New NASA Video, Teams with Space Researcher Who Explains Why Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life Will Have the Answer Within 20 Years

A JPL scientist paired with a Goddard Space Flight Center researcher star in a new NASA video in which the duo explain why it is likely the hunt for extraterrestrial life will be over within…

Pasadena Artists Featured at Disney WonderGround Exhibition

Pasadena artists James and Melissa Buchanan, who own The Little Friends of Printmaking online store, were recently featured in the Disney WonderGround gallery show, showing their prints – “real prints, not printouts” – for the…

JPL Engineer Breaks the Internet (Again) After Posting NASA Bathroom Sign on Twitter

Bobak Ferdowsi via Twitter A systems engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory whose Mohawk hairdo became an internet sensation in 2012 as he celebrated the Curiosity rover landing on Mars is back on Twitter’s radar, after…

Five Famous Locals Who Were Veterans

L-R: Owen Brown, Henry Harrison Markham, General George S. Patton Jr., Edwin Hubble, Paul Fussell, Jr. As America celebrates Veterans Day on November 11, Pasadena remembers five local residents who served in some of America’s…

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Broadway and TV Actor James Snyder Joins Cast of ‘Beauty and the Beast – A Christmas Rose’ at Pasadena Civic Auditorium

James Snyder, Kelli Berglund, and Harrison White will complete the cast of the Lythgoe Family Panto production of “Beauty and the Beast – A Christmas…

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Caltech Celebrates Its Newest Nobel Laureates

The Caltech community gathered on October 31 to celebrate the Institute’s most recent Nobel Laureates – Barry Barish, the Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Kip S. Thorne (BS ’62), the Richard P. Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics, Emeritus – who on October 3 were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics with a longtime colleague, MIT’s Rainer Weiss. Hundreds of people attended the celebration on Olive Walk, which featured remarks from the honorees, LIGO-themed ice sculptures, and commemorative Nobel-Prize chocolate coins emblazoned with the likeness of Barish and Thorne.

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