Thomas F. Rosenbaum

President, California Institute of Technology

Thomas F. Rosenbaum is the ninth president of the California Institute of Technology and a professor of physics. He is an expert on the quantum mechanical nature of materials, conducting research at Bell Laboratories, IBM Watson Research Center, and the University of Chicago, where he served as vice president for research and for Argonne National Laboratory and then provost, before moving to Caltech in 2014. He received his bachelor’s in physics with honors from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. Rosenbaum is an elected fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs, Los Angeles World Affairs Council, and LA2024 Exploratory Committee.

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