Sunil Golwala's Web Page

Contact Information:
golwala at
phone: 626-395-8003
fax: 626-584-9929
Mail Code 367-17
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA  91125

I am a professor of physics in the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at Caltech.

Research Interests:

What is the nature of the dark matter and dark energy that dominate the universe?  I am focused on efforts that try to better understand these mysterious components.  These efforts tend to have significant technology development aspects: one approach to understanding such elusive phenomena is to find ways to do new and better measurements.

Current Projects (Terribly out of date...):
Past Projects:
In the Works: Opportunities

Grad students are welcome to contact me to discuss any of these projects and whether they might provide good thesis topics.

Undergrads: I only take on Caltech students for summer projects or academic year work.  I may not be able to respond immediately to your requests.

More information

Here are some recent talks, notes, papers, etc. to provide some more information on these projects.

CV and publist (Mar 2018): PDF


Physics 106ab, classical mechanics.  (2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07)
Physics 106bc, electricity and magnetism (2012-2018).
Physics 125ab, quantum mechanics.  (2007-2008, 2008-2009)
Physics 135c, experimental non-accelerator particle physics (2007)

This page last updated 2018/03/22.