Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Applied Physics

The New Blauvelt Fellowship Supports Graduate Students in Charting Their Own Paths

March 21, 2023

The New Blauvelt Fellowship gives graduate students in applied physics and materials science freedom to experiment and explore. As the digital revolution took root in the 1980s, television was still operating in an analog world, where signal interference caused static, snow, and ghosting. We owe the high-quality images we enjoy today in part to Henry “Hank” Blauvelt (PhD ΚΌ83), whose work in fiber optic communications helped usher in the digital television era. Blauvelt, in turn, credits Caltech for giving him the skills and the network to make these contributions. [Caltech story]

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