Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Applied Physics


Keith C. Schwab

Keith C. Schwab

Professor of Applied Physics

Degrees and Appointments

B.A., University of Chicago, 1990; Ph.D., University of California, 1996. Associate Professor, Caltech, 2009-10; Professor, 2010-; Fletcher Jones Foundation Co-Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute, 2013-15.


Tel: (626) 395-2986

274 Watson Laboratory MC 128-95 Pasadena, CA 91125


Research Group Matters
Cecilia Gamboa
224 Watson Laboratory
(626) 395-4400

Research Group Website

Research Overview

Professor Schwab's current focus is on the question of quantum physics at large length scales, what does it take to observe quantum phenomena with ordinary matter and the largest possible scale. The techniques used to probe this are quantum-limited measurements of motion, ultra-low temperature physics, nanotechnology and microfabrication techniques, and ultra-sensitivity microwave measurement. 

List of Research Areas

quantum-limited measurements, ultra-low temperature physics, nanotechnology, ultra-sensitivity microwave measurement

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