Instrumentation

From tools for monitoring and sequencing DNA to the observatory that enabled the first detection of gravitational waves, Caltech has a rich history of developing instruments to tackle complex phenomena that others dared not approach. Caltech people recognize that the need for new instrumentation intensifies with each discovery that pushes the frontiers of human understanding. Your investment helps carry forward Caltech’s tradition of transformative science and technology, empowering scholars to invent tools that will propel scientific advances and benefit society.

The Neutron Dance

Caltech geochemist John Eiler aims to reveal “the genetics of everything”—the history of each molecule in the natural world as written in its isotopic structure. What he finds out could have implications for ventures ranging from the study of meteorites to medical diagnosis and treatment.

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