Austin Minnich

Austin Minnich

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2006; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008; Ph.D., 2011. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2011-17, Professor, 2017-.


Research Group Matters
Sonya Lincoln
250 Gates-Thomas Laboratory

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Research Overview

Professor Minnich's research focuses on technology and instrumentation for precision measurement in experimental physics and astrophysics. A current topic is developing quantum-limited low noise transistor amplifiers for applications in radio astronomy, deep space communication, and quantum computers.

List of Research Areas

Low noise amplifiers, electronic noise, quantum-limited measurements, quantum devices and technology, quantum simulation

EAS News about Austin Minnich

  • Researchers Develop New Quantum Algorithm »
  • Austin Minnich and Thomas Vidick are Recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award »
  • Caltech Awarded Federal Funding for Quantum Research »

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