California Institute of Technology
private research university located in Pasadena, California
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- The California Institute of Technology (CalTech) rose to prominence when Robert A. Millikan was called to Pasadena in 1921 as new university president. Millikan was known for his far-reaching ambitions both as a physicist and as a science manager. He put CalTech on the map as a top university by inviting the world's most renowned scientists for guest lectures and by hiring internationally distinguished scientists to new chairs. With theoretical physicist Paul Epstein, a pupil of Sommerfeld's, Millikan brought modern atomic physics to CalTech in the early 1920s, and with Kármán, he pursued the same strategy a few years later in order to lure the best available aerodynamicist from Europe to Pasadena.
- Michael Eckert (27 June 2007). The Dawn of Fluid Dynamics: A Discipline Between Science and Technology. John Wiley & Sons. p. 201. ISBN 978-3-527-61074-7.