The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has recently awarded multimillion dollar grants to the California Institute of Technology for the establishment of three new projects: the Center for Geochemical and Cosmochemical Microanalysis, the Proteome Exploration Laboratory, and the Center for Theoretical Cosmology and Physics. The grants for these facilities total more than $22 million.
The famed geneticist Ed Lewis won his Nobel Prize for his breakthroughs in understanding how genes relate to embryonic development. But for four years in World War II, he served as a U.S. Army meteorologist.
The Caltech community can take comfort in knowing that the fuel used to generate electricity is spent wisely and is environmentally friendly.
That's what the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership, a division of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), concluded last month when it bestowed, on behalf of the EPA and the Department of Energy, the 2004 Energy Star CHP Award to Caltech.
For almost 100 years, Caltech has been at the forefront of astronomy and astrophysics, pioneering research that has led to greater understanding of the earth, the solar system, and the Universe. Now the Institute is about to help its world-renowned astronomers and other investigators continue their groundbreaking discoveries well into the 21st century.
The California Institute of Technology will begin start-up tests on a new $10 million cogeneration facility in July of this year. When fully operational, the new facility will save an additional $2.5 million per year in avoided energy costs above the savings of its predecessor and will reduce overall emissions by 66 percent.