With a little over 2000 students(undergrad and grad), Caltech took the number one spot in The World's Top Universities 2011 put out by Times Higher Education, a London magazine that tracks the higher ed market.
CalTech’s focus on science and engineering attracts some top students and professors. Its faculty has won 32 Nobel prizes.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) owned by NASA and operated as a division of Caltech through a contract between NASA and Caltech. In 2008, JPL spent over $1.6 billion on research and development and employed over 5,000 project-related and support employees.The JPL Director also serves as a Caltech Vice President and is responsible to the President of the Institute for the management of the Laboratory. via Wikipedia
Here are a few pics from Caltech campus, located in Pasadena.
East side of the campus as seen from Hill Ave
Sssht , someone at Caltech is performing an experiment! :)
The Bent, symbol of Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society, California Beta Chapter)
Remember Moore's Law? In case you don't, here is a reminder: simplified version of this law states that processor speeds, or overall processing power for computers will double every two years. The term "Moore's law" was coined around 1970 by the Caltech professor, VLSI pioneer and entrepreneur Carver Mead , in reference to a statement by Gordon E. Moore, the billionaire co-founder of Intel Corp. and a longtime supporter of Caltecha( he received a PhD in Chemistry and minor in Physics from Caltech in 1954)who gave the school two gifts totaling $600 million.