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Caltech Physicists Win New Horizons in Physics Prize

Friday, September 23, 2022 | 6:00 am

Two Caltech physicists have received 2023 New Horizons in Physics Prizes, two of several Breakthrough Prizes announced today. Professor of physics and Rosenberg scholar Manuel Endres is being honored for “for the development of optical tweezer arrays to realiz... More »

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Caltech Mourns the Passing of Professor Who Discovered Quasars

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 5:39 am

Maarten Schmidt, Francis L. Moseley Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022. He was 92 years old. Schmidt is well known for his 1963 discovery of quasars—extremely bright and distant cosmic objects powered by a... More »

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Enid Grace Ballantyne, 1940-2021

Monday, September 19, 2022 | 5:00 am

Longtime Altadena resident Enid Ballantyne died after a lengthy battle with lung cancer, at Huntington Health (formerly Huntington Hospital). Her surviving family members said they wish to thank the nursing and medical staff for their unstinting care and kindn... More »

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Johnny Buss Joins Playhouse Village Foundation Board of Directors

Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 4:04 pm

Playhouse Village Foundation announces that Johnny Buss has joined its Board of Directors. Known for his sports marketing savvy and founding and running multiple sports franchises including the Los Angeles Sparks and Lakers, Buss has put down roots in Pasadena... More »

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Faculty Named Kaiser Permanente Family Physicians of the Year

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 8:20 pm

Three Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine faculty members are recipients of the Kaiser Permanente Family Physicians of the Year award. The School is in Pasadena. Resa Caivano, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Health Systems Science, Vanessa Ga... More »

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Fuller Seminary Appoints First Black President In Its History

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 11:43 am

David Emmanuel Goatley has been named the sixth president of Fuller Seminary.  The Seminary was founded in 1947 and maintains a campus near Pasadena City Hall. Its founder was Charles E. Fuller, who, it is said, dreamt the seminary would become ‘the Caltech’ o... More »