California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world-renowned research university located in Pasadena, California. Founded in 1891, Caltech has a strong tradition of scientific excellence and leadership in engineering and applied sciences. It is often recognized as one of the top universities for engineering and physical sciences, as evidenced by its Nobel Prize winners and faculty members who have led or currently lead major departments across the globe. Over the past century, Caltech's faculty, researchers, alumni, and students have made lasting contributions to the fields of astronomy, biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics—ranging from quantum mechanics to string theory—computational research and computer technology. In addition to searching for answers to our most pressing questions about the universe through scientific experiments, Caltech is also an active contributor to industry innovations such as aerospace technology. As a leading institution in innovation that strives for excellence and global impact through fundamental research with practical applications to improve our lives today and tomorrow; Caltech will continue pushing forward progress into new frontiers of knowledge and discovery.
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