Research Centers and Institutes

Caltech's researchers are known for scientific inquiry that is bold, innovative, and impactful. Because they're allowed to freely explore their best ideas, these investigators are able to further technology, theory, and both fundamental and applied science among a broad range of research areas.

Cross-disciplinary research centers and institutes support collaborations that develop powerful ideas and move society forward.

Astronomy and Planetary Science
Behavior and Economics
Computing
Earthquake Science and Engineering
Energy and the Environment
Engineering and Technology
Human Health
Humanities
Neuroscience

Astronomy and Planetary Science

Caltech Microanalysis Center
Caltech Submillimeter Observatory
Chajnantor Observatory
Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS)
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO)
Moore Center for Theoretical Cosmology and Physics
Owens Valley Radio Observatory
Palomar Observatory
Space Radiation Laboratory
W. M. Keck Observatory

Behavior and Economics

Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech
     Caltech Brain Imaging Center
     Caltech Conte Center for Neuroscience
     T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience
Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project
The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences
Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL)
Social and Information Sciences Laboratory

Computing

Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST)
Center for Data-Driven Discovery (CD3)
Center for the Mathematics of Information
Information Science and Technology (IST)
Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM)
Social and Information Sciences Laboratory
Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics

Earthquake Science and Engineering

Caltech Microanalysis Center
Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST)
Community Seismic Network (CSN)
Seismological Laboratory
Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN) 
Terrestrial Hazard Observation and Reporting Center (THOR)

Energy and the Environment

Caltech Microanalysis Center
Center for Bioinspired Engineering
Center for Chemical Innovation
Center for Environmental Microbial Interactions
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP)
Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion Center
Resnick Sustainability Institute
The Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science
Terrestrial Hazard Observation and Reporting Center

Engineering and Technology

Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST)
Center for Catalysis and Chemical Synthesis
The Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI)
Materials and Process Simulation Center
Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science and Technology (UST)

Human Health

Beckman Institute
     Biological and Cryogenic Transmission Electron Microscopy
     Biological Network Modeling Center
     Center for Computational Regulatory Genomics
     Clarity, Optogenetics and Vector Engineering Research Center (CLOVER)
     Functional Genomics Resource Center
     Laser Resource Center
     Mass Spectrometry Resource Center
     Molecular Materials Resource Center
     Molecular Observatory
     Programmable Molecular Technology Center
     Proteome Exploration Laboratory
Center for Bioinspired Engineering
Center for Environmental Microbial Interactions
Center for the Chemistry of Cellular Signaling
Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center
Jacobs Institute for Molecular Engineering for Medicine
Joint Center for Translational Medicine

Humanities

Einstein Papers Project
Caltech-Huntington Humanities Collaboration

Neuroscience

Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech
     Caltech Conte Center for Neuroscience
     Caltech Brain Imaging Center
     Center for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
     Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology
     T&C  Chen Brain–Machine Interface Center
     T&C  Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience
     T&C  Chen Center for Systems Neuroscience