California Institute of Technology

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The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a private doctorate-granting research university in Pasadena, California.wikipedia
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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In 1934, Caltech was elected to the Association of American Universities and the antecedents of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which Caltech continues to manage and operate, were established between 1936 and 1943 under Theodore von Kármán.
Founded in the 1930s, the JPL is currently owned by NASA and managed by the nearby California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for NASA.

George Ellery Hale

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Although founded as a preparatory and vocational school by Amos G. Throop in 1891, the college attracted influential scientists such as George Ellery Hale, Arthur Amos Noyes and Robert Andrews Millikan in the early 20th century.
He also played a key role in the foundation of the International Union for Cooperation in Solar Research and the National Research Council, and in developing the California Institute of Technology into a leading research university.

NASA

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In 1934, Caltech was elected to the Association of American Universities and the antecedents of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which Caltech continues to manage and operate, were established between 1936 and 1943 under Theodore von Kármán.
In December 1958, NASA gained control of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a contractor facility operated by the California Institute of Technology.

Institute of Technology (United States)

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The university is one among a small group of institutes of technology in the United States which is primarily devoted to the instruction of pure and applied sciences.

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

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The Caltech Beavers compete in 13 intercollegiate sports in the NCAA Division III's Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The five founding members, all of whom are still members, are California Institute of Technology, Occidental College, Pomona College, the University of Redlands, and Whittier College.

Polytechnic School

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The vocational school was disbanded and the preparatory program was split off to form an independent Polytechnic School in 1907.
It descends from the Throop Polytechnic Institute founded by Amos G. Throop, the same institution that grew into the present California Institute of Technology.

Arthur Amos Noyes

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Although founded as a preparatory and vocational school by Amos G. Throop in 1891, the college attracted influential scientists such as George Ellery Hale, Arthur Amos Noyes and Robert Andrews Millikan in the early 20th century.
He served as the acting president of MIT between 1907 and 1909 and as Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology from 1919 to 1936.

Linus Pauling

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, Caltech alumni, faculty and researchers include [[List_of_Nobel_laureates_by_university_affiliation#California_Institute_of_Technology|74 Nobel Laureates]] (chemist Linus Pauling being the only individual in history to win two unshared prizes), 4 Fields Medalists, and 6 Turing Award winners.
He went on to graduate school at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, under the guidance of Roscoe Dickinson and Richard Tolman.

Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force

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In addition, there are 53 non-emeritus faculty members (as well as many emeritus faculty members) who have been elected to one of the United States National Academies, 4 Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force and 71 have won the United States National Medal of Science or Technology.

Theodore von Kármán

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In 1934, Caltech was elected to the Association of American Universities and the antecedents of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which Caltech continues to manage and operate, were established between 1936 and 1943 under Theodore von Kármán.
Apprehensive about developments in Europe, in 1930 Kármán accepted the directorship of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT).

Palomar Observatory

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In 1928, construction of the Palomar Observatory began.
It is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) located in Pasadena, California.

List of Turing Award laureates by university affiliation

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, Caltech alumni, faculty and researchers include [[List_of_Nobel_laureates_by_university_affiliation#California_Institute_of_Technology|74 Nobel Laureates]] (chemist Linus Pauling being the only individual in history to win two unshared prizes), 4 Fields Medalists, and 6 Turing Award winners.

Project Vista

From April 1 to December 1, 1951, Caltech was the host of a federal classified study, Project Vista.
Project Vista was a top secret study conducted by prominent physicists, researchers, military officers, and staff at California Institute of Technology from April 1 to December 1, 1951.

Murray Gell-Mann

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In the 1950s–1970s, Caltech was the home of Murray Gell-Mann and Richard Feynman, whose work was central to the establishment of the Standard Model of particle physics.
He was the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology, a distinguished fellow and one of the co-founders of the Santa Fe Institute, a professor of physics at the University of New Mexico, and the Presidential Professor of Physics and Medicine at the University of Southern California.

Thomas Hunt Morgan

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In 1928, a division of biology was established under the leadership of Thomas Hunt Morgan, the most distinguished biologist in the United States at the time, and discoverer of the role of genes and the chromosome in heredity.
The Division of Biology which he established at the California Institute of Technology has produced seven Nobel Prize winners.

Lee Alvin DuBridge

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The study operated under a committee with the supervision of President Lee A. DuBridge.
Lee Alvin DuBridge (September 21, 1901 – January 23, 1994) was an American educator and physicist, best known as president of the California Institute of Technology ("Caltech") (1946–1969.

Richard Feynman

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In the 1950s–1970s, Caltech was the home of Murray Gell-Mann and Richard Feynman, whose work was central to the establishment of the Standard Model of particle physics.
He held the Richard C. Tolman professorship in theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology.

V-12 Navy College Training Program

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During World War II, Caltech was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.

Kerckhoff Marine Laboratory

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In 1930, Kerckhoff Marine Laboratory was established in Corona del Mar under the care of Professor George MacGinitie.
The William G. Kerckhoff Marine Laboratory is owned and operated by the California Institute of Technology.

Thomas Felix Rosenbaum

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Thomas F. Rosenbaum was announced to be the ninth president of Caltech on October 24, 2013, and his term began on July 1, 2014.
Thomas Felix Rosenbaum (born February 20, 1955) is an American physicist and the current president of the California Institute of Technology.

Pasadena, California

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The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a private doctorate-granting research university in Pasadena, California.
In addition, Pasadena is also home to many scientific and cultural institutions, including Caltech, Pasadena City College, Fuller Theological Seminary, ArtCenter College of Design, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Ambassador Auditorium, the Norton Simon Museum, and the USC Pacific Asia Museum, with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory located in nearby La Cañada Flintridge.

Nathan Lewis (chemist)

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In 2010, Caltech, in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and headed by Professor Nathan Lewis, established a DOE Energy Innovation Hub aimed at developing revolutionary methods to generate fuels directly from sunlight.
Nathan S. Lewis is the George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Association of American Universities

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In 1934, Caltech was elected to the Association of American Universities and the antecedents of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which Caltech continues to manage and operate, were established between 1936 and 1943 under Theodore von Kármán.

David Baltimore

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Over the next few years, as Caltech's president emeritus David Baltimore describes it, Arnold Beckman and his wife Mabel "shaped the destiny of Caltech".
He served as president of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) from 1997 to 2006, and is currently the President Emeritus and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology at Caltech.

James Augustin Brown Scherer

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He engineered the appointment of James A. B. Scherer, a literary scholar untutored in science but a capable administrator and fund raiser, to Throop's presidency in 1908.
James A. B. Scherer (1870–1944) served as the last President of the Throop Polytechnic Institute from 1908 to 1920 prior to its renaming to the California Institute of Technology in 1921.