California Institute of Technology
|California Institute of Technology|
The truth shall make you free
(" The truth shall make you free ")
|place||Pasadena , USA|
|president||Thomas F. Rosenbaum|
|Foundation assets||$ 2.9 billion (2018)|
|University sports||Beaver ( Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference )|
|Networks||Association of American Universities|
The California Institute of Technology ( German Technical University of California ), better known as Caltech is a private top university in Pasadena in Los Angeles County , which in natural and engineering sciences specializes.
The research university was founded in 1891 with only 31 students. To date, the number of students at around 2,000 is very low compared to its large rival MIT with a similar research profile, with a large proportion of them in postgraduate studies . The university is a member of the Association of American Universities , an association of leading research-intensive North American universities that has existed since 1900.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA , which monitors the operation of space probes, is part of the university. The institute is connected to the BIRN research network. Thomas F. Rosenbaum (* 1955) has been the university's president since July 1, 2014 .
With around 300 professors and 2171 students (2016/2017), the scientifically highly productive university is extremely small, but according to various rankings it is one of the ten best universities in the world. In The Times Higher Education Supplement (2011/2012) it was rated as the best university in the world in general and for engineering and physics . In the history of the university, 37 members and alumni have won a total of 38 Nobel Prizes, including 17 in physics, 10 in physiology or medicine, 8 in chemistry, and 2 in economics and a Nobel Peace Prize. In 1891 the Throop College (after the founder Amos G. Throop (1811-1894)) was founded and only received its current name and the rank of university in 1921. The formative scientists of the early phase in the 1920s included George Ellery Hale , Arthur Amos Noyes and Robert Andrews Millikan .
The sports teams are the beavers . The college is a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference .
Nobel laureates among the alumni and professors of the California Institute of Technology:
- Robert Andrews Millikan (1868–1953) - Physics 1923
- Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866–1945) - Medicine 1933
- Carl David Anderson (1905–1991) - Physics 1936
- Edwin Mattison McMillan (1907-1991) - Chemistry 1951
- Linus Carl Pauling (1901–1994) - chemistry 1954, peace 1962
- William Bradford Shockley (1910–1989) - Physics 1956
- George Wells Beadle (1903-1989) - Medicine 1958
- Donald Arthur Glaser (1926-2013) - Physics 1960
- Rudolf Mößbauer (1929–2011) - Physics 1961
- Charles Hard Townes (1915-2015) - Physics 1964
- Richard Phillips Feynman (1918–1988) - Physics 1965
- Murray Gell-Mann (1929–2019) - Physics 1969
- Max Delbrück (1906–1981) - Medicine 1969
- Leo James Rainwater (1917–1986) - Physics 1975
- David Baltimore (* 1938) - Medicine 1975
- Renato Dulbecco (1914–2012) - Medicine 1975
- Howard Martin Temin (1934-1994) - Medicine 1975
- William Lipscomb (1919-2011) - Chemistry 1976
- Robert Woodrow Wilson (* 1936) - Physics 1978
- Roger Sperry (1913-1994) - Medicine 1981
- Kenneth Geddes Wilson (1936-2013) - Physics 1982
- William Alfred Fowler (1911–1995) - Physics 1983
- Rudolph A. Marcus (* 1923) - Chemistry 1992
- Edward B. Lewis (1918-2004) - Medicine 1995
- Douglas Osheroff (* 1945) - Physics 1996
- Robert C. Merton (* 1944) - Economy 1997
- Ahmed H. Zewail (1946-2016) - Chemistry 1999
- Leland H. Hartwell (* 1939) - Medicine 2001
- Vernon Lomax Smith (* 1927) - Economy 2002
- H. David Politzer (* 1949) - Physics 2004
- Robert H. Grubbs (* 1942) - Chemistry 2005
- Martin Karplus (* 1930) - Chemistry 2013
- Eric Betzig (* 1960) - Chemistry 2014
- Arthur B. McDonald (* 1943) - Physics 2015
- Kip Thorne (* 1940) - Physics 2017
- Barry Barish (* 1936) - Physics 2017
- Michael Rosbash (* 1944) - Medicine 2017
- Frances H. Arnold (* 1956) - Chemistry 2018
The four main male characters in the sitcom The Big Bang Theory are all employed by Caltech.
The film The PHD Movie is also set at Caltech. It is an adaptation of the PhD Comics by Jorge Cham.
The Caltech campus and some buildings are used as a filming location in the television series Numbers . However, it is not referred to under the real name in the series, but represents the fictional California Institute of Science (CalSci).
The film San Andreas is also partly set at Caltech.
- Official website (English)
- Merel Neuheuser: The Big Bang Theory: The characters and their professions. (No longer available online.) In: Unicum (www.unicum.de). December 1, 2014, archived from the original on February 6, 2015 ; accessed on February 6, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.