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California Institute of Technology

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering Institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. Caltech's extraordinary faculty and students are expanding our understanding of the universe and inventing the technologies of the future, with research interests from quantum science and engineering to bioinformatics and the nature of life itself, from human behavior and economics to energy and sustainability.

Caltech is small but prizes excellence and ambition. The contributions of Caltech's faculty and alumni have earned national and international recognition, including 35 Nobel Prizes. 

The Institute has one of the nation's lowest student-to-faculty ratios, with 300 professorial faculty members offering a rigorous curriculum and access to varied learning opportunities and hands-on research to approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 1,250 graduate students. Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution with a 124-acre campus located in Pasadena, California.

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The National Science Foundation has granted the University of Arizona $30 million over five years to establish a new NSF Science and Technology Center, which comes with an additional $30 million funding option over the following five years, will bring together researchers working in topological acoustics.
Caltech researchers have now discovered that the shock pressure necessary to launch meteorites from Mars' surface is less than previously believed.
For the first time, astronomers have caught a star eating a planet whole.
A new study shows that, in L.A. County, lower-income neighborhoods have hotter surface temperatures than higher-income neighborhoods.
Using quantum physics, Caltech researchers have discovered a way to double the resolution of light microscopes.
A newly discovered phenomenon dubbed "collectively induced transparency" (CIT) causes groups of atoms to abruptly stop reflecting light at specific frequencies.
Researchers at University of Rochester, University of California, Santa Barbara, and the California Institute of Technology have developed an innovative benchtop laser with potential applications in LiDAR, atomic physics, AR/VR.
Researchers at Yale and Caltech have a bold new theory to explain how Earth transformed itself from a fiery, carbon-clouded ball of rocks into a planet capable of sustaining life.
Nationwide team encompasses multiple agencies to create new “GHub” tool to catalog the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica
Researchers at Caltech are working on developing vaccines for a wide range of related coronaviruses, with the aim of preventing future pandemics.