California Institute Of Technology

Discover the notable alumni of California Institute Of Technology. The list includes people like William Shockley, Kip Thorne, Gordon Moore, David Bohm & Robert C. Merton. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as scientists, writers, intellectuals & academics, inventors & discoverers and engineers etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes
21
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Humble, Texas, United States
Died: April 5, 1976

 2 Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling
5
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist, Biochemist
Birthdate: February 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: August 19, 1994

 3 Frank Capra

Frank Capra
3
Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: May 18, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bisacquino, Italy
Died: September 3, 1991
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 Benoit Mandelbrot

Benoit Mandelbrot
2
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician and polymath
Birthdate: November 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: October 14, 2010

 5 William Shockley

William Shockley
3
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: February 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 12, 1989

 6 David Bohm

David Bohm
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: December 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 27, 1992

 7 John McCarthy

John McCarthy
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: September 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: October 24, 2011
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 8 Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger
7
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Investor
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States

 9 Frank Borman

Frank Borman
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Air force officer, Test pilot, Astronaut, Autobiographer, Aviator
Birthdate: March 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gary

 10 Kip Thorne

Kip Thorne
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: June 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Logan
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 11 Gordon Moore

Gordon Moore
2
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco

 12 Adam D'Angelo

Adam D'Angelo
0
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: 1984 AD
Birthplace: United States

 13 Ivan Sutherland

Ivan Sutherland
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: May 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hastings, Nebraska, United States

 14 Harrison Schmitt

Harrison Schmitt
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: July 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Rita, New Mexico, United States

 15 Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 16 Vernon L. Smith

Vernon L. Smith
0
Famous As: Economist, University teacher
Birthdate: January 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wichita

 17 John Lilly

John Lilly
2
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: January 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: September 30, 2001

 18 David Brin

David Brin
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: October 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States

 19 Donald Knuth

Donald Knuth
9
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Computer Scientist
Birthdate: January 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

 20 Sidney Gottlieb

Sidney Gottlieb
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: August 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: March 7, 1999

 21 Fei-Fei Li

Fei-Fei Li
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Beijing

 22 Ardem Patapoutian

Ardem Patapoutian
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Known for his work in characterizing the PIEZO1, PIEZO2, and TRPM8 receptors that detect pressure, menthol, and temperature
Birthdate: October 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

 23 Eugene Merle Shoemaker

Eugene Merle Shoemaker
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: April 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 18, 1997

 24 Bob Lazar

Bob Lazar
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Conspiracy Theorist
Birthdate: January 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States

 25 L. Sprague de Camp

L. Sprague de Camp
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 6, 2000

 26 Qian Xuesen

Qian Xuesen
2
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronautical engineer
Birthdate: December 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hangzhou
Died: October 31, 2009

 27 Chester F. Carlson

Chester F. Carlson
0
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: February 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 19, 1968

 28 Robert Tarjan

Robert Tarjan
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: April 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pomona, California

 29 Bob Behnken

Bob Behnken
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Astronaut
Birthdate: July 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Ann, Missouri, United States

 30 Robert Woodrow Wilson

Robert Woodrow Wilson
3
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist, Astronomer
Birthdate: January 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 31 George M. Whitesides

George M. Whitesides
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist and professor of chemistry at Harvard University
Birthdate: August 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 32 Robert C. Merton

Robert C. Merton
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: July 31, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 33 Amy Mainzer

Amy Mainzer
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: January 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mansfield, Ohio, United States

 34 Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist, Businessperson, University teacher, Patent inventor, Writer
Birthdate: August 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London

 35 Mark Adler

Mark Adler
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist
Birthdate: April 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Miami

 36 Arthur B. McDonald

Arthur B. McDonald
0
Famous As: Physicist, University teacher
Birthdate: August 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney

 37 Fernando J. Corbató

Fernando J. Corbató
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: July 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: July 12, 2019

 38 Frank Oppenheimer

Frank Oppenheimer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physicist, Teacher
Birthdate: August 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 3, 1985

 39 Narendra Karmarkar

Narendra Karmarkar
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: February 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

 40 Charles Francis Richter

Charles Francis Richter
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Seismologist
Birthdate: April 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: near Hamilton, Ohio
Died: September 30, 1985

 41 David Ho

David Ho
0
Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: November 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taichung, Taiwan

 42 David J. C. MacKay

David J. C. MacKay
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist, Computer scientist, Professor
Birthdate: April 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent
Died: April 14, 2016

 43 Peter Shor

Peter Shor
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist, University teacher
Birthdate: August 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City

 44 Cleve Moler

Cleve Moler
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Programmer, Engineer, University teacher, Computer scientist
Birthdate: August 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City

 45 Kenneth G. Wilson

Kenneth G. Wilson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: June 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 15, 2013

 46 Juris Hartmanis

Juris Hartmanis
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: July 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia

 47 Michael Rosbash

Michael Rosbash
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Geneticist
Birthdate: March 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri

 48 David Bushnell

David Bushnell
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: August 30, 1740
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Connecticut, United States
Died: 1824 AD

 49 Donald A. Glaser

Donald A. Glaser
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: September 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: February 28, 2013

 50 Joseph Polchinski

Joseph Polchinski
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist, Theoretical physicist
Birthdate: May 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: February 2, 2018