Notable Alumni

Caltech has over 20,000 living alumni, of whom 17 are Nobel Prize-winning scientists.  The Institute has produced leaders in almost every field imaginable.

Following is a brief sampling of notable former Techers.







To learn more about Caltech alumni, visit the Caltech Alumni website.

Read profiles of past winners of the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest honor the Institute bestows upon a graduate, in recognition of "a particular achievement of noteworthy value, a series of such achievements, or a career of noteworthy accomplishment."  Selections for this award are made by a faculty and alumni committee and confirmed by the Board of Trustees. Since the award's inception in 1966 Caltech has recognized a total of 221 alumni as standouts in science, engineering, business and the arts.