July 11, 2022
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine administers postdoctoral and senior research awards at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions at locations throughout the U.S and abroad.

Awardees have the opportunity to:
  • Conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratory
  • Devote full-time effort to research and publication
  • Access the excellent and often unique facilities of the federal research enterprise
  • Collaborate with leading scientists and engineers at the sponsoring laboratories
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July 11  | 12:30pm
Join this week's INQNET Seminar "Toward discovering new physics with a NISQ processor" with Pedram Roushan. 
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July 11  | 7:30pm
Join this week's Astronomy On Tap "Exoplanet Atmospheres" and "The Deep Space Network" with Ashley Baker and Joseph Lazio.
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July 11  | 5pm
Join this week's Keck Institute for Space Studies lecture: "FLOAT & SWIM – Novel Meso-Scale Robots for Extreme Lunar and Ocean World Environment" with Ethan W. Schaler.
July 12  | 11am
Join this week's Conservations on the Quantum World lecture: "Why Space Isn't What You Think It Is" with Rana Adhikari and Kathryn Zurek with Whitney Clavin.
July 14  | 1pm
Join this week's LIGO seminar: "Selected topics on EM counterparts of gravitational waves" with Professor Bing Zhang of UNLV.
July 15  | 11am
Join this week's JPL Center for Climate Sciences (CCS) and Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) mini-symposium: "Leveraging commercial & non-profit satellite capabilities, plans, and opportunities, for Earth system observation continuity."

Ten years ago this week, two international collaborations of groups of scientists, including a large contingent from Caltech, confirmed that they had found conclusive evidence for the Higgs boson, an elusive elementary particle, first predicted in a series of articles published in the mid-1960s, that is thought to endow elementary particles with mass.

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So-called fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are pulses of radio waves that typically originate millions to billions of light-years away (radio waves are electromagnetic radiation like the light we see with our eyes but have longer wavelengths and frequencies). The first FRB was discovered in 2007, and since then, hundreds more have been found. In 2020, Caltech's STARE2 instrument (Survey for Transient Astronomical Radio Emission 2) and Canada's CHIME (Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment) detected a massive FRB that went off in our own Milky Way galaxy. Those earlier results helped confirm the theory that the energetic events most likely originate from dead, magnetized stars called magnetars.

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