February 4, 2019                                                          View this email in your browser.
Congratulations to the DSA project, which has successfully completed its Preliminary Design Review in January, with full construction commencing this summer. The Deep Synoptic Array (DSA), jointly led by faculty member Gregg Hallinan and incoming new faculty member Vikram Ravi, is a 110-dish radio astronomy experiment that will be located at Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) and is designed to study Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).
The Linde dedication last week was a success, with Ron and Maxine Linde symbolically opening the doors of Caltech Mathematics for upcoming decades of research. The design of the new space was recently featured in the Interior Design magazine webpage. 
Library News: Elsevier Ebook Access Program, Patents Class, and more
The LeRoy Apker Award Nomination is open. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students and provides encouragement to young physicists who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment. Click here for more information.
One of the most cataclysmic events to occur in the cosmos involves the collision of two black holes.  In a new study in the January 11 issue of the journal Physical Review Letters, Varma and his colleagues report the most accurate computer model yet of the end stage of black hole mergers, a period when a new, more massive black hole has formed. Click here to continue reading.
A memorial conference to celebrate Richard Feynman's scientific impact was held at the Institute of Advanced Studies at Nanyang Technological University in October and included Caltech professor Maria Spiropulu and other Caltech friends and collaborators. Click here to see all the talks and discussions.
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Marshall H. Cohen is a Professor of Astronomy, Emeritus. Read his Caltech Oral history here 

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