California Institute Of Technology

Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Astronomy

Address:

Dr. Kai Zinn, Division of Biology 216-76

Pasadena, CA 91126

United States

Phone:

1-626-395-2393

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Astronomy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Caltech astronomers and astrophysicists study the sun, supernovae, pulsars, stellar structure and evolution,stellar atmospheres, interstellar and intergalactic matter, galaxies and clusters of galaxies, quasars and otherexotic objects, and the structure of the universe. These programs are strengthened by Caltech facilities suchas astronomical observatories, electrostatic accelerators, and a gravity-wave interferometer, as well asoff-campus particle accelerators and spacecraft.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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