Prof. Keith Schwab


Keith is a quantum physicist and Professor of Applied Physics at Caltech.  He is an expert in experimental physics and ultra-sensitive measurement, with over 25 years of laboratory experience.  He has made contributions in the areas of low temperature physics, quantum physics, nano-science, and has published 11 articles in the journals Science and Nature, with over 8500 citations.

Outside the laboratory, Keith enjoys photography, backpacking, and piloting sailplanes cross country in the mountains.

1990  BA in Physics, Univ. of Chicago
1997  PhD in Physics, Univ. of California Berkeley
1997-2000  Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Scholar, Caltech
2000-2006  Senior Physicist, National Security Agency
2006-2009  Professor of Physics, Cornell University
2009-present  Professor of Applied Physics, Caltech