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Caltech Announces Breakthrough $100 Million Gift to Fund Space-based Solar Power Project

Caltech is announcing that Donald Bren, chairman of Irvine Company and a lifetime member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, donated over $100 million to form the Space-based Solar Power Project (SSPP), which is developing technology capable of generating solar power in space and beaming it back to Earth.

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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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Caltech Distinguished Alumnus Fuels Long-term Success

Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award winner and senior trustee Milton Chang (PhD ’69) has endowed a professorship with a linked research fund to foster creative thinking and big ideas.

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The Long View

Caltech has a new professorship in the social sciences, courtesy of retired anthropology professor Thayer “Ted” Scudder and his wife, Eliza Scudder.

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