It was the late physicist Gerry Neugebauer (PhD ’60) who offered Tom Soifer his first taste of scientific freedom. When Soifer was a Caltech junior, in 1966, Neugebauer gave him a chance to run the world’s first purpose-built infrared telescope.
The Adventure Continues
You may have heard of Carver Mead. But even if you haven’t, your day-to-day world is shaped by technologies that can be traced back to him and his protégés at Caltech. Such as the device you’re using to read this story.