California Institute Of Technology

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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.
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 1 
Howard Hughes
(Film Producer and an Important Figure in the Aviation Industry Who Became Known for His Ecentric Behavior)
Howard Hughes
33
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Humble, Texas, United States
Died: April 5, 1976
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 2 
Linus Pauling
(One of the Greatest Scientists of All Time & Winner of Two Nobel Prizes)
Linus Pauling
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: August 19, 1994
 3 
Frank Capra
(One of America's Most Influential Directors During the 1930s)
Frank Capra
7
Birthdate: May 18, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bisacquino, Italy
Died: September 3, 1991
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Benoit Mandelbrot
(American Mathematician and Polymath Best Known for Popularizing the Concept of Fractal Geometry)
Benoit Mandelbrot
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: October 14, 2010
 5 
Charlie Munger
(Investor, Businessman and Vice Chairman of ‘Berkshire Hathaway’)
Charlie Munger
11
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
 6 
John McCarthy
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer, University teacher)
John McCarthy
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: October 24, 2011
 7 
David Bohm
(One of the Most Significant Theoretical Physicists of the 20th Century)
David Bohm
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 27, 1992
 8 
Kip Thorne
(Physicist)
Kip Thorne
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Logan
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Frank Borman
(NASA Astronaut Who was the Commander of 'Apollo 8' Mission)
Frank Borman
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 14, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gary
 10 
Gordon Moore
(Businessman)
Gordon Moore
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco
 11 
William Shockley
(American Physicist, Inventor and Winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics)
William Shockley
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 12, 1989
 12 
Harrison Schmitt
(American Astronaut and the Only Person Without a Background in Military Aviation to Have Walked on the Moon)
Harrison Schmitt
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Rita, New Mexico, United States
 13 
Ivan Sutherland
(Computer scientist)
Ivan Sutherland
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hastings, Nebraska, United States
 14 
Adam D'Angelo
(Businessperson)
Adam D'Angelo
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1984 AD
Birthplace: United States
 15 
John Lilly
(Physician, Neuroscientist, Psychoanalyst and Inventor of 'Isolation Tank')
John Lilly
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: September 30, 2001
 16 
David Brin
(Scientist)
David Brin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
 17 
Harry Turtledove
(American Author Best Known for His Works: 'Southern Victory', 'Worldwar' and 'Crosstime Traffic')
Harry Turtledove
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 18 
Bob Lazar
(Conspiracy Theorist)
Bob Lazar
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States
 19 
Vernon L. Smith
(Economist, University teacher)
Vernon L. Smith
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wichita
 20 
Donald Knuth
(Mathematician and Computer Scientist Known for His Multivolume Series of Books “The Art of Computer Programming”)
Donald Knuth
14
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
 21 
Ardem Patapoutian
(Known for his work in characterizing the PIEZO1, PIEZO2, and TRPM8 receptors that detect pressure, menthol, and temperature)
Ardem Patapoutian
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 2, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
 22 
Eugene Merle Shoemaker
(American Geologist Best Known for Co-Discovering the 'Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9')
Eugene Merle Shoemaker
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 18, 1997
 23 
Sidney Gottlieb
(American Chemist and Spymaster Who Headed Project Mkultra)
Sidney Gottlieb
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 7, 1999
 24 
Chester F. Carlson
0
Birthdate: February 8, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: September 19, 1968
 25 
Robert Tarjan
(Computer scientist)
Robert Tarjan
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pomona, California
 26 
Fei-Fei Li
(Computer scientist)
Fei-Fei Li
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Beijing
 27 
L. Sprague de Camp
(Prominent Science Fiction Writer in the 1930s and 1940s)
L. Sprague de Camp
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 6, 2000
 28 
Qian Xuesen
(Astronautical engineer)
Qian Xuesen
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hangzhou
Died: October 31, 2009
 29 
Frank Oppenheimer
(Physicist, Teacher)
Frank Oppenheimer
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 3, 1985
 30 
Stephen Wolfram
(Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist, Businessperson, University teacher, Patent inventor, Writer)
Stephen Wolfram
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London
 31 
Bob Behnken
(Astronaut)
Bob Behnken
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Ann, Missouri, United States
 32 
George M. Whitesides
(Chemist and professor of chemistry at Harvard University)
George M. Whitesides
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
 33 
Robert C. Merton
(Economist)
Robert C. Merton
0
Birthdate: July 31, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 34 
Amy Mainzer
(American Astronomer Specializing in Astrophysical Instrumentation and Infrared Astronomy)
Amy Mainzer
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mansfield, Ohio, United States
 35 
Fernando J. Corbató
(Computer scientist)
Fernando J. Corbató
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Died: July 12, 2019
 36 
Mark Adler
(Mathematician, Physicist, Computer scientist)
Mark Adler
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Miami
 37 
Arthur B. McDonald
(Physicist, University teacher)
Arthur B. McDonald
0
Birthdate: August 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney
 38 
David Ho
(Taiwanese-American Physician Whose Contribution Led to the Understanding and Development of Treatment for HIV Infection)
David Ho
0
Birthdate: November 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taichung, Taiwan
 39 
Peter Shor
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, University teacher)
Peter Shor
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
 40 
Robert Woodrow Wilson
(Physicist, Astronomer)
Robert Woodrow Wilson
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 10, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 41 
Cleve Moler
(Mathematician, Programmer, Engineer, University teacher, Computer scientist)
Cleve Moler
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City
 42 
David J. C. MacKay
(Physicist, Computer scientist, Professor)
David J. C. MacKay
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent
Died: April 14, 2016
 43 
Juris Hartmanis
(Computer scientist)
Juris Hartmanis
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
 44 
Kenneth G. Wilson
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 8, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 15, 2013
 45 
Charles Francis Richter
(US Physicist and Seismologist Who Co-Created the Richter Scale for Measuring Earthquake Intensity)
Charles Francis Richter
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Overpeck, Ohio, United States
Died: September 30, 1985
 46 
Narendra Karmarkar
(Mathematician)
Narendra Karmarkar
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
 47 
Carolyn S. Shoemaker
(American Astronomer and a Co-discoverer of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9)
Carolyn S. Shoemaker
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gallup, New Mexico, United States
Died: August 13, 2021
 48 
Howard Martin Temin
(American Geneticist, Virologist and Winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Howard Martin Temin
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 9, 1994
 49 
Joseph Polchinski
(Physicist, Theoretical physicist)
Joseph Polchinski
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: February 2, 2018
 50 
Harold Rosen
(Engineer)
Harold Rosen
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 20, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: January 30, 2017