With the passing of Larry Gilbert, the founding father of tech transfer at Caltech, colleagues and friends look back at the creative forces that have helped turn pioneering research into practical applications and commercial products over the last two decades.
Thanks to a three-year gift commitment from the Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Caltech and HMRI have established a new partnership that will provide nine Caltech faculty members with funding support to advance research that relates to medicine and patient care.
The Moores describe Caltech as a one-of-a-kind institution in its ability to train budding scientists and engineers and conduct high-risk research with world-changing results—and they are committed to helping the Institute maintain that ability far into the future.
Robert A. Taylor has worked at Caltech for the last 45 years, most recently in the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy (PMA) for the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project. We spoke with Taylor about his four-and-a-half decades at the Institute.