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California Institute of Technology,

at Pasadena, Calif.; originally for men, became coeducational in 1970; founded 1891 as Throop Polytechnic Institute; called Throop College of Technology, 1913–20. The institute's research facilities, principally in science and engineering, include the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (operated in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration), the Palomar Observatory, the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory, and a cosmic ray laboratory. With the Univ. of California at Berkeley and the Univ. of Hawaii, it operates the W. M. Keck Observatory at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, which houses the world's largest reflecting telescopes.
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About 50 years ago, Amnon Yariv, Caltech's Martin and Eileen Summerfield Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, showed that this type of amplifier produces as little noise as possible: the only noise it must produce is the unavoidable noise caused by the jiggling of atoms and waves according to the laws of quantum mechanics.
Titaniumzirconium alloys developed at Caltech became more malleable and tough after their compositions were tweaked to permit some deformable crystals to precipitate in the cooling glass during fabrication, Peker says.
"Because Atira asteroids are closer to the Sun and warmer than other asteroids, they are brighter in the infrared," George Helou, an executive at Caltech's astronomy center said.
'Dr Gell-Mann had this clear vision and penetrating insight to look through the large amounts of data that were coming from experiments and make sense of it,' Hirosi Ooguri, a professor at Caltech and director of the school's Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics, said in an obituary published by the university.
"This is a classic, well-studied brain wave response to a sensory input, termed event-related desynchronization, or alpha-ERD," says Shimojo, Gertrude Baltimore Professor of Experimental Psychology and affiliated faculty member of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech.
Michael Calder, Dundee Foodbank warehouse co-ordinator, said: "We're very grateful to Andrew and Caltech Lifts for the donation of this van and to Murdo for the future maintenance."
Under this contract, Caltech will continue to develop and sustain core competencies in support of NASA-sponsored work in the areas of Earth and planetary sciences, heliophysics, astrophysics, and aeronautics and space activities, to include the development of spacecraft and instruments.
Professor Yuki Oka and scientists at CalTech suspected the key to thirst was in the MnPO; therefore, they manipulated that area of the mice brain.
Being prepared with multiple service offerings ensures that Caltech Advantage can meet the needs of it's current and future clients.
Caltech had no information on cause of death or where he died.
Zewail, who was 70 and a member of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) faculty, was the sole recipient of the Nobel chemistry prize in 1999 for his pioneering work in femtochemistry, the study of chemical reactions in ultra-short time scales.