Pencil illustration of the planets in the solar system

Welcome to the Caltech Center for Comparative Planetary Evolution (3CPE)

3CPE unites scientists in a shared mission to understand what different planets can tell us about the evolution of the cosmos and the rise of life.

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Supporting COVID Research

How can science fight COVID-19 and prepare us for the next pandemic?

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Supporting Caltech Students

How can you support tomorrow’s innovators and problem solvers?

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

How can we translate scientific breakthroughs into marketable technologies?

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Comparative Planetary Evolution

What environmental conditions enable life to emerge?

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Gift Kindles Diversity in STEM

Efforts to promote diversity at Caltech and in STEM overall gained a substantial boost thanks to a recent gift to fund the Donald Alstadt Workshop.    

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Flexible Gerard Fellowships Help Graduate Students Find Their Way

The freedom to explore new research areas as a graduate student helped alum James Gerard, a longtime veteran of Fidelity Investments, discover his path.

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