Education: A Community of Scientists

Caltech lures an Easterner to be its president

AS the head of Princeton's physics department, Atomic Scientist Marvin ("Murph") Goldberger, 56, was so happy in his work that he turned away presidential-search committees from a number of universities. That was before he was asked to run the California Institute of Technology. Says Goldberger, who was formally inaugurated last week as the fourth president of 87-year-old Caltech: "As a scientist, I felt I had no choice but to take it. This is an incredible place."

Goldberger is the most recent, but by no means the only...

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