For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves—ripples in space and time—in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light.
Caltech Distinguished Alumnus Michael Rosbash (BS '65) has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He shares the prize with Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael W. Young. The trio were honored for identifying the gene that controls circadian rhythms.
James Zhu likes to think that the newly endowed Caltech C Graduate Fellowship he helped create had its origins 1.3 billion years ago, with the violent collision of two monster black holes.