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List of famous alumni from California Institute of Technology, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from California Institute of Technology include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished California Institute of Technology alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended California Institute of Technology are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from California Institute of Technology.

These graduates, like Frank Capra and Howard Hughes include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California Institute of Technology?” and “Which celebrities are California Institute of Technology alumni?”

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William Shockley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
William Shockley Physicist, Inventor, Scientist

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Chester Carlson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Chester Carlson Patent attorney, Physicist, Inventor

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Mark Serrurier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Mark Serrurier Inventor, Mechanical engineer, Engineer

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Linus Pauling is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Linus Pauling Biochemist, Physicist, Chemist

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Frank Borman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Frank Borman Astronaut

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Arnold Orville Beckman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Arnold Orville Beckman Businessperson, Chemist, Inventor

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Virgil Griffith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Virgil Griffith Programmer, Researcher, Hacker

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Harrison Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Harrison Schmitt Astronaut, Scientist, Geologist

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Gregory Chamitoff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Gregory Chamitoff Astronaut, Engineer

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Garrett Reisman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Garrett Reisman Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

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Edward Gibson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Edward Gibson Physicist, Astronaut, Engineer

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Samuel W. Alderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni

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Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Frank Capra Waiting staff, Salesman, Chemical engineer

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Gordon Moore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Gordon Moore Businessperson, Chemist, Entrepreneur

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William Alfred Fowler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni

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Benoit Mandelbrot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Benoit Mandelbrot Mathematician, Professor, Scientist

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Bill Gross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Bill Gross Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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John S. Waugh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
John S. Waugh Chemist

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Robert L. Behnken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Robert L. Behnken Test engineer, Astronaut

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Howard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Howard Hughes Pilot, Investor, Entrepreneur

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David Brin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
David Brin Astrophysicist, Novelist, Scientist

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David Bohm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
David Bohm Physicist, Scientist, Philosopher

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Carl David Anderson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni

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Edward B. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni

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Thornton Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni

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Peter Swerling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni

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France A. Córdova is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni

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Donald Knuth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Donald Knuth Programmer, Mathematician, Computer scientist

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N. Katherine Hayles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni

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Juris Hartmanis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Juris Hartmanis Computer scientist

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Ivan Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Ivan Sutherland Computer scientist, Engineer

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Robert Tarjan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Robert Tarjan Computer scientist, Scientist

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Peter Shor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Peter Shor Mathematician, Computer scientist

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Edward Felten is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Edward Felten Professor, Computer scientist

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John McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
John McCarthy Professor, Computer scientist, Scientist

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Su Guaning is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Su Guaning Professor, Engineer

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Vernon L. Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Vernon L. Smith Professor, Economist

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Richard A. Searfoss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Richard A. Searfoss Astronaut, Actor

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Robert Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Robert Woodrow Wilson Physicist, Scientist, Astronomer

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Curt Michel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Curt Michel Astrophysicist, Astronaut, Astronomer

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Charles Hard Townes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Charles Hard Townes Physicist, Scientist

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John S. Chen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
John S. Chen Businessperson

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Solomon Feferman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Solomon Feferman Mathematician, Logician, Scientist

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Stephen Wolfram is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Stephen Wolfram Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor

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Carl J. Meade is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Carl J. Meade Astronaut

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C. Gordon Fullerton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
C. Gordon Fullerton Astronaut, Engineer

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Bert Acosta is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Bert Acosta Pilot

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George Chang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
George Chang Chemical engineer, Politician, Film Producer

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Alexei Filippenko is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Alexei Filippenko Astrophysicist, Professor, Astronomer

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Serge Lang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous California Institute Of Technology Alumni
Serge Lang Mathematician