California Institute of Technology
Caltech is a world-renowned and innovative educational institution in its research, the main goal of which is the continuous development of science and technology. The university has 2300 students and 300 teachers, among its former and current teachers and graduates – 31 Nobel laureates. Caltech manages one of NASA’s research and development centers — the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In addition, the university runs its own international network of observatories and research centers.
In September 1891, Amos Corpse, a philanthropist from Pasadena, rented a Wooster Block building in his hometown for a new university (the predecessor of the current California technology). In November of the same year, the University. Amos Corpse opened its doors to 31 students and six teachers. If the astronomer George Ellery Hale had not been in Pasadena in a few years, Amos Corpse University would most likely have remained just a decent level local school. Hale was appointed the first director of the Mount Wilson Observatory, and in 1907 he joined the board of trustees of a young university. It was he who gradually, but persistently, turned a good university into a high-grade educational institution with professional engineers, scientific research, and high-quality higher education.
In the free and creative environment of Caltech, talents of scientists, engineers and especially innovative thinkers flourish. For their bold scientific research and promising joint projects, teachers, graduates and trustees of the university received the largest national and international awards, the most prestigious awards in the world.
33 Nobel Prize Winners
58 National Medal Winners in Science
13 winners of the National Medal for their contribution to the development of technology and innovation
111 members of national academies
California University of Technology ranks first in the ranking of the 200 best universities in the world of Times Higher Education magazine. In the top five ranking 2013-2014. Caltech is followed by Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and MIT.
Founded 1891. California location. Number of students 2180.
Biology and Bioengineering
Chemistry and Chemical Technologies
Engineering and Applied Sciences
Geological and planetary sciences
Humanities and social sciences
Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
26 academic electives (programs)
49 interdisciplinary research institutes and centers
Scientific and technical base of the university
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Founded by Caltech employees in the 1930s, managed by the university as a NASA research center since 1958
19 spacecraft and 8 instruments involved in space missions
The latest Caltech missions include the Mars Science Laboratory, Juno, Aquarius and NuStar.
More than 100 collaborative research projects and missions involving Caltech teachers and scientists
Seismological laboratory Caltech (Caltech Seismological Laboratory)
The laboratory has received international recognition for outstanding achievements in geophysical research
Research centers in the field of seismology, high performance computing and physics of minerals
One of the main sources of information about the seismological situation in Southern California and in the world
International Observatory Network (International Observatory Network)
Keck Observatory (Hawaii)
Palomar Observatory (California)
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (Hawaii)
Combined Array for Research in Millimeter Astronomy (Combined Array for Research in Millimetre Astronomy, CARMA, California)
Keck Massif (Antarctica)
Radio Observatory Owens Valley (California)
Laser-Interferometric Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Washington and Louisiana)
Telescope with a wide field of view of Cerro Chajnantor in the Atacama Desert (Chile, launch expected in 2017)
30-meter telescope (Hawaii, expected to launch in 2020)
Caltech’s main campus, about 50 hectares in size, is located in Pasadena, California, about 18 km northeast of downtown Los Angeles. It is within walking distance of Pasadena’s very popular student areas.