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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1861 by William Barton Rogers.

Location:
Cambridge, MA

Founding Date:
1861

Motto:
Mens et Manus

Team:
Engineers

Mascot:
Beaver

Enrollment:
10,350

Official Website:
http://www.mit.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Greeley Abbot
Astronomer
31-May-1872 17-Dec-1973 Solar energy
F. Duane Ackerman
Business
1942   CEO of Bellsouth, 1997-2006
Gerald S. Adolph
Business
c. 1954   Booz Allen Hamilton
George A. Akerlof
Economist
17-Jun-1940   Asymmetric markets
William O. Albertini
Business
29-Jun-1943 28-Jun-2008 CFO of Bell Atlantic, 1991-97
Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut
20-Jan-1930   Second man on the Moon
Anthony J. Alexander
Business
c. 1951   CEO of FirstEnergy
Thad Allen
Military
16-Jan-1949   Commandant, US Coast Guard
Sidney Altman
Chemist
7-May-1939   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Luis W. Alvarez
Physicist
13-Jun-1911 1-Sep-1988 Particle accelerator, extinction of dinosaurs
Maryanne Amacher
Composer
25-Feb-1943 22-Oct-2009 Sound Characters (Making the Third Ear)
Kofi Annan
Government
8-Apr-1938   Secretary General of the UN, 1997-2006
Moshe Arens
Politician
27-Dec-1925   Likud Minister
Pedro Aspe
Economist
7-Jul-1950   Mexican Minister of Finance, 1988-94
Les Aspin
Politician
21-Jul-1938 21-May-1995 US Secretary of Defense, 1993-94
Robert J. Aumann
Economist
8-Jun-1930   Game theorist
Horace W. Babcock
Astronomer
13-Sep-1912 29-Aug-2003 Adaptive optics and the Babcock Model
Roger Babson
Economist
6-Jul-1875 5-Mar-1967 Founder of Babson College
Lawrence S. Bacow
Educator
c. 1950   President, Tufts University
Martin N. Baily
Economist
1945   Council of Economic Advisers, 1995-96, 1999-2001
Kenneth Bainbridge
Physicist
27-Jul-1904 14-Jul-1996 Director of the Trinity atomic test
David Baltimore
Biologist
7-Mar-1938   Co-Discoverer, reverse transcriptase
Jim Bell
Activist
6-Apr-1958   Assassination Politics
Jeffrey D. Benjamin
Business
c. 1961   Apollo Management
Warren Bennis
Educator
8-Mar-1925   Leaders: The Strategies for Taking Charge
Ben Bernanke
Economist
13-Dec-1953   Federal Reserve Chairman
Charles Bickford
Actor
1-Jan-1891 9-Nov-1967 The Song of Bernadette
J. A. Blanchard III
Business
c. 1943   CEO of eFunds, 2000-02
Marc Blank
Computer Programmer
1954   Programmer behind Zork
Rebecca M. Blank
Economist
19-Sep-1955   Council of Economic Advisers, 1998-99
Alan S. Blinder
Economist
14-Oct-1945   Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve
W. Frank Blount
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Telstra, 1992-99
Samuel Bodman
Government
26-Nov-1938   US Secretary of Energy
Bruce R. Bond
Business
c. 1947   CEO of PictureTel Corporation, 1998-99
Amar Bose
Inventor
2-Nov-1929   Inventor of Bose speakers
H. Kent Bowen
Educator
c. 1941   Baker Foundation Professor at HBS
Albert H. Bowker
Educator
8-Sep-1919 20-Jan-2008 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1971-80
William R. Brody
Educator
4-Jan-1944   President, Salk Institute
Rodney Brooks
Scientist
30-Dec-1954   Robotics and artificial intelligence researcher
Dylan Bruno
Actor
6-Sep-1972   Colby Granger on Numb3rs
Gordon Bunshaft
Architect
9-May-1909 6-Aug-1990 Skyscraper architect
Gelett Burgess
Cartoonist
30-Jan-1866 17-Sep-1951 Has never seen a purple cow
Godfrey Lowell Cabot
Business
26-Feb-1861 2-Nov-1962 Founder of Cabot Corporation
Peter Camejo
Activist
31-Dec-1939 13-Sep-2008 Persistent Green Party candidate
J. Kermit Campbell
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Herman Miller, 1992-95
John W. Campbell
Editor
8-Jun-1910 11-Jul-1971 Editor of Astounding, 1938-71
Robert H. Campbell
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Sunoco, 1991-2000
Dennis W. Carlton
Economist
c. 1950   Economics Professor, University of Chicago
Timothy Michael Carney
Diplomat
12-Jul-1944   US Ambassador to Haiti, 1998-99
Daniel A. Carp
Business
4-May-1948   CEO of Kodak, 2001-05
Richard Carrión
Business
26-Nov-1952   CEO of Popular, Inc.
Thomas R. Cech
Chemist
8-Dec-1947   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Ahmed Chalabi
Government
30-Oct-1944   Prominent on the Iraqi Provisional Council
Elaine Chao
Government
26-Mar-1953   US Secretary of Labor, 2001-09
Leon Chua
Scientist
28-Jun-1936   Hypothesized the memristor
Aaron Ciechanover
Scientist
1-Oct-1947   Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation
Richard A. Clarke
Government
1951   Former US counter-terrorism czar
Phillip L. Clay
Educator
17-May-1946   Chancellor, MIT
Samuel T. Cohen
Physicist
25-Jan-1921 28-Nov-2010 Neutron bomb
Jared L. Cohon
Educator
c. 1947   President, Carnegie Mellon University
Philip M. Condit
Business
2-Aug-1941   CEO of Boeing, 1996-2003
Jill Ker Conway
Educator
9-Oct-1934   President of Smith College, 1975-85
William D. Coolidge
Physicist
23-Oct-1873 4-Feb-1975 Tungsten filaments and Coolidge tubes
Elias James Corey
Chemist
12-Jul-1928   Retrosynthetic analysis
Clyde Cowan
Physicist
6-Dec-1919 24-May-1974 Co-Discover of the neutrino
Donald J. Cram
Chemist
22-Apr-1919 17-Jun-2001 Synthesis of molecules
James G. Cullen
Business
1942   President and COO of Bell Atlantic, 1998-2000
Paul J. Curlander
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Lexmark
Haskell Curry
Mathematician
12-Sep-1900 1-Sep-1982 Combinatory Logic
Ivo Daalder
Diplomat
20-Mar-1960   US Ambassador to NATO
Harry K. Daghlian
Physicist
4-May-1921 15-Sep-1945 Casualty of the Manhattan Project
Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr.
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Eastman Chemical, 1994-2001
John Deutch
Government
27-Jul-1938   CIA Director, 1995-96
Martin Deutsch
Physicist
29-Jun-1917 16-Aug-2002 Discovered positronium
Peter Diamandis
Activist
20-May-1961   Chairman of the X-Prize Foundation
Peter Diamond
Economist
29-Apr-1940   Diamond paradox in economics
Whitfield Diffie
Scientist
5-Jun-1944   Invented public key cryptography
Odie C. Donald
Business
c. 1949   President of DirecTV, 2000-01
James Doolittle
Aviator
14-Dec-1896 27-Sep-1993 Doolittle Raid against Tokyo in 1942
John T. Dorrance
Business
11-Nov-1873 21-Sep-1930 Invented condensed soup
Mary C. Doswell
Business
c. 1958   Senior VP at Dominion Resources
Donald W. Douglas
Business
6-Apr-1892 1-Feb-1981 Founder of Douglas Aircraft Co.
Lewis W. Douglas
Politician
2-Jul-1894 7-Mar-1974 US Ambassador to the UK, 1947-50
Mario Draghi
Business
3-Sep-1947   President, European Central Bank
K. Eric Drexler
Scientist
25-Apr-1955   Nanotechnology primer Engines of Creation
Philip N. Duff
Business
c. 1958   Front Point Partners
Charles Duke
Astronaut
3-Oct-1935   10th to walk on the Moon
William Easterly
Economist
7-Sep-1957   The White Man's Burden
George Eastman
Inventor
12-Jul-1854 14-Mar-1932 Inventor of the Kodak camera
James Eckhouse
Actor
14-Feb-1955   Jim Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210
Richard J. Egan
Business
28-Feb-1936 28-Aug-2009 Co-Founder, EMC Corporation
Travis Engen
Business
1944   CEO of Alcan, 2001-06
Martha J. Farah
Psychologist
c. 1955   Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, UPenn
Kathleen Foley Feldstein
Economist
c. 1941   Economics Studies, Inc.
Richard Feynman
Physicist
11-May-1918 15-Feb-1988 Surely he's joking
John F. Fiedler
Business
1938   CEO of BorgWarner, 1995-2003
Carly Fiorina
Business
6-Sep-1954   CEO of Hewlett Packard, 1999-2005
Andrew Z. Fire
Scientist
27-Apr-1959   RNA interference
Donald V. Fites
Business
20-Jan-1934   CEO of Caterpillar, 1990-99
Kristin J. Forbes
Economist
21-Aug-1970   Council of Economic Advisers, 2003-05
William Clay Ford, Jr.
Business
3-May-1957   CEO of Ford, 2001-06
Joseph S. Francisco
Chemist
1955   Atmospheric chemist
Jeffrey A. Frankel
Economist
5-Nov-1952   Council of Economic Advisers, 1997-99
Bob Frankston
Computer Programmer
14-Jun-1949   Programmer of Visicalc
John R. Freeman
Engineer
27-Jul-1855 6-Oct-1932 Charles River Dam
Daniel Chester French
Sculptor
20-Apr-1850 7-Oct-1931 Lincoln Memorial
Harold W. Furchtgott-Roth
Government
1957   FCC Commissioner, 1997-2001
Harvey B. Gantt
Politician
14-Jan-1943   Mayor of Charlotte, 1983-87
Robert S. Gelbard
Diplomat
1944   US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1999-2001
Murray Gell-Mann
Physicist
15-Sep-1929   Quarks and strangeness
W. H. Krome George
Business
27-Mar-1918 6-Sep-2004 Chairman and CEO of Alcoa, 1975-83
Thomas P. Gerrity
Business
13-Jul-1941   Former Dean, Wharton School
Ivan Getting
Inventor
18-Jan-1912 11-Oct-2003 Global Positioning System
Cass Gilbert
Architect
24-Nov-1859 17-May-1934 Woolworth Building
Ronald Lee Gilman
Judge
16-Oct-1942   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Terence C. Golden
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Host Marriott, 1995-2000
Stephen M. Goldfeld
Economist
9-Aug-1940 25-Aug-1995 Council of Economic Advisers, 1980-81
James Goodby
Diplomat
20-Dec-1929   US Ambassador to Finland, 1980-81
Shira D. Goodman
Business
c. 1961   EVP at Staples
Austan D. Goolsbee
Economist
18-Aug-1969   Chair, Council of Economic Advisers, 2010-11
Bruce S. Gordon
Business
15-Feb-1946   President of the NAACP, 2005-07
Ilene S. Gordon
Business
1953   CEO of Alcan Packaging
Samuel Goudsmit
Physicist
11-Jul-1902 4-Dec-1978 Conceived idea of Quantum Spin
Diane Greene
Business
c. 1954   Co-Founder, CEO of VMware, 1998-2008
Philip Greenspun
Computer Programmer
28-Sep-1963   ArsDigita, Photo.net
Abbie J. Griffin
Educator
c. 1952   Business Professor at UIUC
Leslie R. Groves
Military
17-Aug-1896 13-Jul-1970 Director of the Manhattan Project
Alan Guth
Physicist
27-Feb-1947   Inflationary theory of cosmology
Roger W. Hale
Business
c. 1943   CEO of LG&E Energy, 1990-2001
Roy W. Haley
Business
c. 1947   CEO of WESCO International
Leland H. Hartwell
Scientist
30-Oct-1939   Regulators of cell cycle
Martin Harwit
Astronomer
9-Mar-1931   Helium-cooled rockets and infrared spectroscopy
Jerry A. Hausman
Economist
5-May-1946   Hausman Specification Test
Michael Hawley
Photographer
18-Nov-1961   Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey
George T. Haymaker, Jr.
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Kaiser Aluminum, 1994-99
Richard Haythornthwaite
Business
c. 1957   Chairman of Mastercard
Sandra L. Helton
Business
c. 1949   CFO of Telephone & Data, 1998-2006
Peter Blair Henry
Economist
30-Jul-1969   Dean, Stern School of Business
Mayo D. Hersey
Engineer
30-Aug-1886 5-Sep-1978 Tribology
Dan Hesse
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Sprint Nextel
William A. Higinbotham
Physicist
25-Oct-1910 10-Nov-1994 Physicist, Tennis for Two
Danny Hillis
Business
25-Sep-1956   Co-Founder, Thinking Machines
David Ho
Doctor
3-Nov-1952   AIDS researcher
Raymond Hood
Architect
29-Mar-1881 14-Aug-1934 Chicago Tribune Tower
Outerbridge Horsey
Diplomat
1-Oct-1910 18-Aug-1983 US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1963-66
Robert B. Horton
Business
18-Aug-1939   CEO of BP, 1989-92
H. Robert Horvitz
Scientist
8-May-1947   Genetic regulation of organ development
James J. Howard
Business
1-Jul-1935   CEO of Northern States Power, 1987-2000
Tsien Hsue-shen
Scientist
11-Dec-1911 31-Oct-2009 Founder of Chinese space program
Robert T. Huang
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Synnex
Vernon W. Hughes
Physicist
28-May-1921 25-Mar-2003 Muons
Shirley A. Jackson
Physicist
5-Aug-1946   NRC Chairman, 1995-99
Irwin M. Jacobs
Business
18-Oct-1933   Co-Founder of Qualcomm
Clay Johnson
Government
c. 1946   OMB Deputy Director
Brewster Kahle
Business
22-Oct-1960   Founder of the Internet Archive
William S. Kaiser
Business
c. 1955   Greylock Partners
Paul G. Kaminski
Military
16-Sep-1942   CEO of Technovation, Inc.
Fred Kaplan
Columnist
?   Slate columnist
Mitch Kapor
Business
1-Nov-1950   Founder of Lotus, Co-founder EFF
Marcy Kaptur
Politician
17-Jun-1946   Congresswoman, Ohio 9th
Jeffrey G. Katz
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Orbitz, 2000-04
Stephen P. Kaufman
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Arrow Electronics, 1986-2000
Edmund F. Kelly
Business
1946   CEO of Liberty Mutual
Henry W. Kendall
Physicist
9-Dec-1926 15-Feb-1999 Verified existence of quarks
Lydia H. Kennard
Business
c. 1954   Los Angeles World Airports
Breene M. Kerr
Business
c. 1929   Kerr Consolidated, Inc.
Wolfgang Ketterle
Physicist
21-Oct-1957   Bose-Einstein condensates
Salman Khan
Educator
11-Oct-1976   Founder, Khan Academy
Cleve L. Killingsworth
Business
5-Jun-1952   Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Lance Kinsey
Actor
13-Jun-1959   Lt. Proctor in Police Academy films
Lawrence R. Klein
Economist
14-Sep-1920   Macroeconometric modeling
Marius Kloppers
Business
26-Aug-1962   CEO of BHP Billiton
Charles G. Koch
Philanthropist
1-Nov-1935   Conservative philanthropist, Koch heir
David H. Koch
Business
3-May-1940   Conservative philanthropist, Koch heir
Fred C. Koch
Business
23-Sep-1900 Nov-1967 Founder, Koch Industries
William I. Koch
Business
3-May-1940   Koch Industries
Gina Kolata
Journalist
25-Feb-1948   New York Times science writer
Kent Kresa
Business
24-Mar-1938   CEO of Northrop Grumman, 1990-2003
Paul Krugman
Columnist
28-Feb-1953   New York Times columnist/economist
Ray Kurzweil
Inventor
12-Feb-1948   Age of Spiritual Machines
Robert S. Langer
Chemist
29-Aug-1948   Institute Professor at MIT
James A. Lash
Business
4-May-1944   Manchester Principal LLC
Robert B. Laughlin
Physicist
1-Nov-1950   Fractional quantum Hall effect
Donald H. Layton
Business
c. 1950   CEO of E-Trade, 2008-09
Joseph LeBaron
Diplomat
c. 1947   US Ambassador to Mauritania
Dave Lebling
Computer Programmer
30-Oct-1949   Co-Founder of Infocom, helped write Zork
Tom Leighton
Mathematician
c. 1956   Co-founder of Akamai
Stuart L. Levenick
Business
c. 1954   Group President, Caterpillar Inc.
Steven Levitt
Economist
1968   Freakonomics
Judy C. Lewent
Business
c. 1948   CFO of Merck
Daniel Lewin
Mathematician
14-May-1970 11-Sep-2001 Co-founder of Akamai, died in 9/11
Drew Lewis
Government
3-Nov-1931   US Secretary of Transportation, 1981-83
Peter W. Likins
Educator
1936   President, University of Arizona, 1997-2006
Edward H. Linde
Business
c. 1940 10-Jan-2010 CEO of Boston Properties, 1997-2010
Hugh Lofting
Novelist
14-Jun-1886 26-Sep-1947 The Story of Dr. Dolittle
Gordon R. Lohman
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Amsted Industries, 1990-99
Edward Lorenz
Scientist
23-May-1917 16-Apr-2008 Chaos theory
Gary W. Loveman
Business
c. 1960   CEO of Harrah's Entertainment
Dolph Lundgren
Actor
3-Nov-1957   The Punisher
Ray Magliozzi
Radio Personality
30-Mar-1949   "Don't drive like my brother"
Tom Magliozzi
Radio Personality
28-Jun-1937   "Don't drive like my brother"
Modesto A. Maidique
Educator
20-Mar-1940   President, Florida International University
Julianne Malveaux
Columnist
c. 1953   Pundit
Greg Mankiw
Economist
3-Feb-1958   George W Bush economist
Robert W. Mann
Inventor
1924 16-Jun-2006 Prosthetic devices
Robert Mao
Business
c. 1944   CEO of 3Com
Armen Der Marderosian
Business
c. 1938   GTE Government Systems Corp.
Hans Mark
Physicist
17-Jun-1929   US Air Force Secretary, 1979-81
Mark McClellan
Government
26-Jun-1963   Medicare Chief
William T. McCormick, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   CEO of CMS Energy, 1985-2002
James S. McDonnell
Business
9-Apr-1899 22-Aug-1980 Founder of McDonnell Aircraft Co.
Ross McElwee
Film Director
21-Jul-1947   Idiosyncratic documentary filmmaker
K. T. McFarland
Government
1952   Former Kissinger staffer
Edwin M. McMillan
Physicist
18-Sep-1907 7-Sep-1991 Discovered neptunium and plutonium
James F. McNulty
Business
c. 1942   President and CEO, Parsons Corp.
Dana G. Mead
Business
1936   Chairman of MIT Corporation
Robert Mehrabian
Business
31-Jul-1941   CEO of Teledyne
Montgomery Meigs
Military
11-Jan-1945   Military analyst
Steve Meretzky
Computer Programmer
1-May-1957   Leather Goddesses of Phobos
Robert C. Merton
Economist
31-Jul-1944   Risk management and options
Bob Metcalfe
Business
1946   Co-Inventor of Ethernet
Ruben Mettler
Business
23-Feb-1924 23-May-2006 CEO of TRW, 1969-77
Laurence H. Meyer
Economist
8-Mar-1944   Federal Reserve Governor, 1996-2002
David Miliband
Politician
15-Jul-1965   UK Foreign Secretary, 2007-10
Robert B. Millard
Business
c. 1951   Managing Director, Lehman Brothers
Marvin Minsky
Scientist
9-Aug-1927   Father of Artificial Intelligence
Chad Mirkin
Chemist
23-Nov-1963   International Institute for Nanotechnology
Frederic S. Mishkin
Economist
11-Jan-1951   Federal Reserve Governor
Edgar Mitchell
Astronaut
17-Sep-1930   6th to walk on the Moon
Paul Mockapetris
Scientist
18-Nov-1948   Inventor, Internet Domain Name System
Charles H. Moore
Computer Programmer
1938   Forth programming language
Kimberly A. Moore
Judge
15-Jun-1968   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Thomas Gale Moore
Economist
6-Nov-1930   Council of Economic Advisers, 1985-89
Bruce A. Morrison
Politician
8-Oct-1944   Congressman from Connecticut, 1983-91
Alan Mulally
Business
4-Aug-1945   CEO of Ford Motor Company
Robert S. Mulliken
Chemist
7-Jun-1896 31-Oct-1986 Molecular orbital theory
David W. Mullins
Business
28-Apr-1946   Vice Chairman of the Fed, 1991-94
Robert A. Mundell
Economist
24-Oct-1932   Floating exchange rates
Charles Murray
Author
1943   The Bell Curve
Joseph Nacchio
Business
22-Jun-1949   Qwest CEO, convicted of fraud
Moisés Naím
Economist
7-May-1952   The End of Power
John Nash
Mathematician
13-Jun-1928   Schizophrenic game theorist
Nicholas Negroponte
Educator
1-Dec-1943   Founder, MIT Media Lab
Benjamin Netanyahu
Head of State
21-Oct-1949   Prime Minister of Israel
Julia B. North
Business
c. 1947   VSI Enterprises, Inc.
Neil S. Novich
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Ryerson, 2006-07
Robert Noyce
Inventor
12-Dec-1927 3-Jun-1990 Co-Inventor, integrated circuit
Ken Olsen
Business
20-Feb-1925 6-Feb-2011 Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation
John Olver
Politician
3-Sep-1936   Congressman, Massachusetts 1st
Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa
Economist
23-Jul-1940 18-Dec-2010 Italian Finance Minister, 2006-08
Bradford W. Parkinson
Engineer
16-Feb-1935   Global Positioning System
Charles J. Pedersen
Chemist
3-Oct-1904 26-Oct-1989 Synthesis of crown ethers
I. M. Pei
Architect
26-Apr-1917   Designed Louvre's glass pyramid
Tom Perkins
Business
1932   Co-Founder, Kleiner-Perkins
Peter J. Perrone
Business
c. 1968   VP at Goldman Sachs
Peter G. Peterson
Business
5-Jun-1926   Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations
William D. Phillips
Physicist
5-Nov-1948   Trapped atoms with laser light
Thomas H. Pigford
Engineer
21-Apr-1922 27-Feb-2010 Nuclear chemical engineer
Richard Pini
Cartoonist
19-Jul-1950   Elfquest
John W. Poduska
Business
c. 1937   Founder of Apollo Computer
Kenneth Pollack
Scholar
1966   Brookings Institution
Robert W. Poole
Editor
4-Jul-1944   Founder, Reason Foundation
Generoso Pope, Jr.
Business
13-Jan-1927 2-Oct-1988 National Enquirer and Weekly World News
John Edward Porter
Politician
1-Jun-1935   Congressman from Illinois, 1980-2001
John E. Potter
Government
1956   US Postmaster General
William Poundstone
Author
29-Mar-1955   Big Secrets
E. M. Purcell
Physicist
30-Aug-1912 7-Mar-1997 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Leslie Rahl
Business
c. 1950   Capital Market Risk Advisors, Inc.
Daniel R. Raichel
Scientist
1935 22-Dec-2006 Acoustics expert
Norman F. Ramsey
Physicist
27-Aug-1915 4-Nov-2011 Energy levels of atoms
John S. Reed
Business
1939   CEO of Citibank, 1984-2000
Henry Regnery
Publisher
5-Jan-1912 18-Jun-1996 Regnery Publishing
Eric Reissner
Mathematician
5-Jan-1913 1-Nov-1996 Reissner shear-deformation plate theory
Burton Richter
Physicist
22-Mar-1931   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
Adam G. Riess
Astronomer
1969   Accelerating expansion of the universe
Donald L. Ritter
Politician
21-Oct-1940   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1979-93
John D. Roach
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Stonegate International
Larry Roberts
Scientist
c. 1937   Principal architect, ARPANET
Hugh G. Robinson
Military
4-Aug-1932   CEO of Global Building Systems
Willard Rockwell
Business
31-Mar-1888 16-Oct-1978 Founder of Rockwell Automation
Kenneth S. Rogoff
Economist
22-Mar-1953   Harvard economist
Jeffrey A. Rosensweig
Economist
c. 1957   Finance Professor at Emory
Rex C. Ross
Business
c. 1944   Former Schlumberger executive
Ernesto Sábato
Novelist
24-Jun-1911 30-Apr-2011 Angel of Darkness
Arthur J. Samberg
Business
c. 1941   Pequot Capital Management
J. Phillip Samper
Business
c. 1935   Gabriel Venture Partners
Francis W. Sargent
Politician
29-Jul-1915 21-Oct-1998 Governor of Massachusetts, 1969-75
AnnaLee Saxenian
Scholar
c. 1954   Information technologist
Richard L. Schmalensee
Economist
1944   Council of Economic Advisers, 1989-91
Tom Scholz
Songwriter
10-Mar-1947   Founder and songwriter behind Boston
Robert Schrieffer
Physicist
31-May-1931   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Gerhard Schulmeyer
Business
1938   President of Siemens US, 1999-2001
Mark A. Schulz
Business
c. 1952   Former Ford International EVP
Rusty Schweickart
Astronaut
25-Oct-1935   Apollo 9 Lunar Module pilot
Julian Schwinger
Physicist
12-Feb-1918 16-Jul-1994 Quantum electrodynamics
David Scott
Astronaut
6-Jun-1932   Commander, Apollo 15
Robert F. Seedlock
Military
6-Feb-1913 5-May-2004 Built the Burma Road in WWII
Oren G. Shaffer
Business
c. 1942   Vice Chairman and CFO of Qwest, 2002-07
Adi Shamir
Mathematician
1952   The S in RSA
Claude Shannon
Scientist
30-Apr-1916 24-Feb-2001 Pioneer in information theory
Willy C. Shih
Business
c. 1951   VP at Kodak, 1997-2005
Robert Shiller
Economist
29-Mar-1946   Irrational Exuberance
Jon A. Shirley
Business
1938   President and COO of Microsoft, 1983-90
William Shockley
Physicist
13-Feb-1910 12-Aug-1989 Co-Inventor of the transistor
George Shultz
Government
13-Dec-1920   US Secretary of State, 1982-89
William Shurcliff
Physicist
27-Mar-1909 20-Jun-2006 Manhattan Project physicist
James Simons
Mathematician
c. 1938   Renaissance Technologies hedge fund
Louis Skidmore
Architect
8-Apr-1897 27-Sep-1962 Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill
Matthew J. Slaughter
Economist
c. 1968   Council of Economic Advisers, 2005-07
Alfred P. Sloan
Business
23-May-1875 17-Feb-1966 Chairman of GM, 1937-56
George F. Smoot
Physicist
20-Feb-1945   Big bang
Richard H. Solomon
Diplomat
1937   President of US Institute For Peace
Alan Spoon
Business
c. 1951   President of Washington Post Co., 1991-2000
Pete Stark
Politician
11-Nov-1931   Congressman, California 13th
Chauncey Starr
Physicist
14-Apr-1912 17-Apr-2007 Electric Power Research Institute
Stanley Steinberg
Business
c. 1933   Navigant Capital Advisors
William R. Stensrud
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Muze, Inc.
Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
9-Feb-1943   Ex-Chief Economist of the World Bank
Theresa M. Stone
Business
c. 1944   Treasurer of MIT
Roscoe S. Suddarth
Diplomat
1935   US Ambassador to Jordan, 1987-90
Louis Sullivan
Architect
3-Sep-1856 14-Apr-1924 Early skyscraper architect
Lawrence H. Summers
Economist
30-Nov-1954   US Treasury Secretary, 1999-2001
John E. Sununu
Politician
10-Sep-1964   Former US Senator from New Hampshire
John H. Sununu
Government
2-Jul-1939   George H.W. Bush's Chief of Staff
Bert Sutherland
Engineer
1936   Scientist at Sun Microsystems
Ivan Sutherland
Engineer
16-May-1938   Father of computer graphics
Timothy Swager
Chemist
1-Jul-1961   Chemist at MIT
Harriett Tee Taggart
Business
c. 1948   Wellington Management Company
Lip-Bu Tan
Business
c. 1960   Walden International
Andrew Tanenbaum
Computer Programmer
16-Mar-1944   Creator of Minix
Frederick Terman
Scientist
7-Jun-1900 19-Dec-1982 Stanford Research Park
John A. Thain
Business
26-May-1955   CEO of CIT Group
E. Donnall Thomas
Scientist
15-Mar-1920 20-Oct-2012 Bone marrow transplants
John W. Thompson
Business
24-Apr-1949   Ex-CEO of Symantec
Lee T. Todd, Jr.
Educator
6-May-1946   President, University of Kentucky
Thomas W. Traylor
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Traylor Bros.
Martin Trust
Business
c. 1934   CEO of MAST Industries, 1970-2001
Ronald L. Turner
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Ceridian, 2000-06
Laura D. Tyson
Economist
28-Jun-1947   Dean of London Business School
George Uhlenbeck
Physicist
6-Dec-1900 31-Oct-1988 Conceived idea of Quantum Spin
Harold E. Varmus
Scientist
18-Dec-1939   Genetic causes of cancer
Gabriele Veneziano
Physicist
20-Feb-1942   Father of string theory
Andrew J. Viterbi
Engineer
9-Mar-1935   Viterbi Algorithm
Hans von Spakovsky
Government
11-Mar-1959   FEC Commissioner
William E. Wade, Jr.
Business
c. 1943   President of ARCO, 1998-2000
J. David Wargo
Business
1-Oct-1953   New Mountain Capital
Kenneth Whipple
Business
1934   Retired Ford Motor executive
Carl E. Wieman
Physicist
26-Mar-1951   Bose-Einstein Condensates
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Chemist
14-Jul-1921 26-Sep-1996 Organometallic "sandwich" compounds
Ronald A. Williams
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Aetna, 2006-10
Oliver E. Williamson
Economist
27-Sep-1932   Transaction cost economics
Terry Winograd
Scientist
24-Feb-1946   Understanding Natural Language
Robert H. Winters
Politician
18-Aug-1910 10-Oct-1969 Canadian Minister of Trade, 1966-68
Howard Wolpe
Government
2-Nov-1939 25-Oct-2011 Congressman from Michigan, 1979-83
Jerry M. Woodall
Inventor
c. 1938   Inventor of the red LED
George W. Woodruff
Business
27-Aug-1895 4-Feb-1987 Continental Gin Company
James Woods
Actor
18-Apr-1947   Casino, Any Given Sunday
Robert B. Woodward
Chemist
10-Apr-1917 8-Jul-1979 Synthesized cholesterol, Vitamin B12, etc.
Janet L. Yellen
Economist
13-Aug-1946   President and CEO, San Francisco Fed
Ada E. Yonath
Scientist
22-Jun-1939   Cryocrystallography
Jerry York
Business
22-Jun-1938 16-Mar-2010 CFO of IBM, 1993-95
A. Thomas Young
Business
1938   President of Martin Marietta, 1990-95
Rafal Zielinski
Film Director
1957   Screwballs
Zap Zlatoper
Military
c. 1941   US Navy Admiral (ret.)
Mark A. Zupan
Educator
c. 1959   Dean of Business, University of Rochester

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dan Ariely
Economist
29-Apr-1968   The Upside of Irrationality
C. Michael Armstrong
Business
18-Oct-1938   CEO of Comcast, 2002-04
Lawrence S. Bacow
Educator
c. 1950   President, Tufts University
Martin N. Baily
Economist
1945   Council of Economic Advisers, 1995-96, 1999-2001
David Baltimore
Biologist
7-Mar-1938   Co-Discoverer, reverse transcriptase
Ben Bernanke
Economist
13-Dec-1953   Federal Reserve Chairman
Robert J. Birgeneau
Educator
1942   Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Elizabeth Bishop
Poet
8-Feb-1911 6-Oct-1979 North & South
Rebecca M. Blank
Economist
19-Sep-1955   Council of Economic Advisers, 1998-99
Samuel Bodman
Government
26-Nov-1938   US Secretary of Energy
Jack Bogle
Business
8-May-1929   Founder, The Vanguard Group
Amar Bose
Inventor
2-Nov-1929   Inventor of Bose speakers
H. Kent Bowen
Educator
c. 1941   Baker Foundation Professor at HBS
Rodney Brooks
Scientist
30-Dec-1954   Robotics and artificial intelligence researcher
Robert A. Brown
Educator
22-Jul-1951   President, Boston University
Walter Dean Burnham
Scholar
15-Jun-1930   Democracy in the Making
Vannevar Bush
Scientist
11-Mar-1890 30-Jun-1974 Pre-internet visionary
Claude R. Canizares
Physicist
1945   Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics
Dennis W. Carlton
Economist
c. 1950   Economics Professor, University of Chicago
Alfred Chandler
Historian
15-Sep-1918 9-May-2007 Business historian
Jule Charney
Scientist
1-Jan-1917 16-Jun-1981 Quasi-gesotrophic theory
Noam Chomsky
Linguist
7-Dec-1928   Linguist, dissident intellectual
Phillip L. Clay
Educator
17-May-1946   Chancellor, MIT
John F. Collins
Politician
20-Jul-1919 23-Nov-1995 Mayor of Boston, 1960-68
Samuel C. Collins
Chemist
28-Dec-1898 19-Jun-1984 Collins-type cryocooler
William D. Coolidge
Physicist
23-Oct-1873 4-Feb-1975 Tungsten filaments and Coolidge tubes
F. Albert Cotton
Chemist
9-Apr-1930 20-Feb-2007 Metal-metal bonds
Anita Desai
Novelist
24-Jun-1937   Cry, the Peacock
John Deutch
Government
27-Jul-1938   CIA Director, 1995-96
Martin Deutsch
Physicist
29-Jun-1917 16-Aug-2002 Discovered positronium
Persi Diaconis
Mathematician
31-Jan-1945   Science of random numbers
Peter Diamond
Economist
29-Apr-1940   Diamond paradox in economics
Robert H. Dicke
Physicist
6-May-1916 4-Mar-1997 Dicke radiometer
Joel Dorius
Educator
4-Jan-1919 14-Feb-2006 Professor fired for gay porn arrest
Donald W. Douglas
Business
6-Apr-1892 1-Feb-1981 Founder of Douglas Aircraft Co.
John W. Dower
Historian
21-Jun-1938   Embracing Defeat
James S. Duesenberry
Economist
18-Jul-1918 5-Oct-2009 Council of Economic Advisers, 1966-68
Charles William Eliot
Educator
20-Mar-1834 22-Aug-1926 President, Harvard University, 1869-1909
Robert F. Engle III
Economist
10-Nov-1942   Autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity
Franklin M. Fisher
Economist
13-Dec-1934   Economist at MIT
Kristin J. Forbes
Economist
21-Aug-1970   Council of Economic Advisers, 2003-05
Jerome I. Friedman
Physicist
28-Mar-1930   Verified existence of quarks
Israel Gelfand
Mathematician
2-Sep-1913 5-Oct-2009 Banach algebras, Lie groups
Thomas P. Gerrity
Business
13-Jul-1941   Former Dean, Wharton School
Ivan Getting
Inventor
18-Jan-1912 11-Oct-2003 Global Positioning System
Philip Greenspun
Computer Programmer
28-Sep-1963   ArsDigita, Photo.net
Alan Guth
Physicist
27-Feb-1947   Inflationary theory of cosmology
David M. Halperin
Scholar
2-Apr-1952   One Hundred Years of Homosexuality
George Russell Harrison
Physicist
14-Jul-1898 27-Jul-1979 Echelle spectrograph
Jerry A. Hausman
Economist
5-May-1946   Hausman Specification Test
Michael Hawley
Photographer
18-Nov-1961   Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey
Lillian Hellman
Playwright
20-Jun-1905 30-Jun-1984 Little Foxes
Martin Hellman
Inventor
2-Oct-1945   Public key cryptographer
Mayo D. Hersey
Engineer
30-Aug-1886 5-Sep-1978 Tribology
Raymond Hide
Physicist
17-May-1929   Earth's rotation
Susan Hockfield
Educator
24-Mar-1951   President of MIT
Herman Hollerith
Inventor
29-Feb-1860 17-Nov-1929 Invented the punchcard
H. Robert Horvitz
Scientist
8-May-1947   Genetic regulation of organ development
Hendrik S. Houthakker
Economist
31-Dec-1924 15-Apr-2008 Council of Economic Advisers, 1969-71
Irwin M. Jacobs
Business
18-Oct-1933   Co-Founder of Qualcomm
Paul L. Joskow
Economist
c. 1946   Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Louis Kahn
Architect
20-Feb-1901 17-Mar-1974 Prominent architect
Robert E. Kahn
Scientist
23-Dec-1938   Co-Inventor, Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Charles F. Kane
Business
c. 1958   President of One Laptop Per Child
Henry W. Kendall
Physicist
9-Dec-1926 15-Feb-1999 Verified existence of quarks
Arthur E. Kennelly
Physicist
17-Dec-1861 18-Jun-1939 Kennelly-Heaviside layer
Wolfgang Ketterle
Physicist
21-Oct-1957   Bose-Einstein condensates
H. Gobind Khorana
Scientist
9-Jan-1922 9-Nov-2011 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Charles P. Kindleberger
Economist
12-Oct-1910 7-Jul-2003 The World in Depression
Paul Krugman
Columnist
28-Feb-1953   New York Times columnist/economist
Thomas Kuhn
Author
18-Jul-1922 17-Jun-1996 Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Robert S. Langer
Chemist
29-Aug-1948   Institute Professor at MIT
Tom Lehrer
Comic
9-Apr-1928   Comedic songwriter
Tom Leighton
Mathematician
c. 1956   Co-founder of Akamai
Kurt Lewin
Psychologist
9-Sep-1890 12-Feb-1947 Field theorist, group dynamicist
Susan L. Lindquist
Biologist
5-Jun-1949   Protein folding
Edward Lorenz
Scientist
23-May-1917 16-Apr-2008 Chaos theory
Salvador Luria
Biologist
13-Aug-1912 6-Feb-1991 Natural selection in bacteria
Paul W. MacAvoy
Economist
21-Apr-1934   Council of Economic Advisers, 1975-76
Terrence Malick
Film Director
30-Nov-1943   Badlands
Robert W. Mann
Inventor
1924 16-Jun-2006 Prosthetic devices
Hans Mark
Physicist
17-Jun-1929   US Air Force Secretary, 1979-81
Eric Maskin
Economist
12-Dec-1950   Mechanism design theory
John McCarthy
Computer Programmer
4-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 Created LISP programming language
Daniel L. McFadden
Economist
29-Jul-1937   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Robert Mehrabian
Business
31-Jul-1941   CEO of Teledyne
Robert C. Merton
Economist
31-Jul-1944   Risk management and options
Marvin Minsky
Scientist
9-Aug-1927   Father of Artificial Intelligence
James A. Mirrlees
Economist
5-Jul-1936   Asymmetric information in economics
Franco Modigliani
Economist
18-Jun-1918 25-Sep-2003 Life-cycle theory
Mario J. Molina
Chemist
19-Mar-1943   Ozone depletion
Ernest J. Moniz
Educator
c. 1944   Professor of Physics, MIT
Robert Morris, Jr.
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1965   Author of 1988 Huge Internet Worm
Nicholas Negroponte
Educator
1-Dec-1943   Founder, MIT Media Lab
David C. Page
Biologist
6-Jul-1956   Director, Whitehead Institute
Seymour Papert
Computer Programmer
1-Mar-1928   Programming language LOGO
Elizabeth Paté-Cornell
Educator
17-Aug-1948   Risk analysis expert, Stanford professor
Edmund S. Phelps
Economist
26-Jul-1933   Golden Rules of Economic Growth
Jean Piccard
Aviator
28-Jan-1884 28-Jan-1963 Extreme balloonist
Edward Charles Pickering
Astronomer
19-Jul-1846 3-Feb-1919 Photometer inventor and surveyor
Thomas H. Pigford
Engineer
21-Apr-1922 27-Feb-2010 Nuclear chemical engineer
Steven Pinker
Linguist
18-Sep-1954   The Language Instinct
Hilary Putnam
Philosopher
31-Jul-1926   Philosophy of Mind
Lucian W. Pye
Scholar
21-Oct-1921 5-Sep-2008 Sinologist
Isidor Isaac Rabi
Physicist
29-Jul-1898 11-Jan-1988 Magnetic beam resonances
L. Rafael Reif
Educator
21-Aug-1950   President of MIT
Eric Reissner
Mathematician
5-Jan-1913 1-Nov-1996 Reissner shear-deformation plate theory
Ron Rivest
Computer Programmer
1947   The R in RSA
William Barton Rogers
Educator
7-Dec-1804 30-May-1882 Founder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stephen A. Ross
Economist
c. 1943   Professor of Financial Economics, MIT
Bruno Rossi
Astronomer
13-Apr-1905 21-Nov-1993 Rossi curve and magnetopause
Walt Rostow
Government
7-Oct-1916 13-Feb-2003 National Security Advisor, 1966-69
Paul Samuelson
Economist
15-May-1915 13-Dec-2009 Theory of revealed preference
Richard L. Schmalensee
Economist
1944   Council of Economic Advisers, 1989-91
Myron S. Scholes
Economist
1-Jul-1941   Black-Scholes options pricing model
Richard R. Schrock
Chemist
4-Jan-1945   Metathesis
Gerhard Schulmeyer
Business
1938   President of Siemens US, 1999-2001
Claude Shannon
Scientist
30-Apr-1916 24-Feb-2001 Pioneer in information theory
Phillip A. Sharp
Biologist
6-Jun-1944   Eukaryotic (split) genes
K. Barry Sharpless
Chemist
28-Apr-1941   Chiral catalysts
Clifford G. Shull
Physicist
23-Sep-1915 31-Mar-2001 Neutron scattering
James Simons
Mathematician
c. 1938   Renaissance Technologies hedge fund
Isadore Singer
Mathematician
3-May-1924   Atiyah-Singer index theorem
Robert M. Solow
Economist
23-Aug-1924   Theory of economic growth
H. Guyford Stever
Educator
24-Oct-1916 9-Apr-2010 President of CMU, 1965-72
Lawrence H. Summers
Economist
30-Nov-1954   US Treasury Secretary, 1999-2001
Timothy Swager
Chemist
1-Jul-1961   Chemist at MIT
Elihu Thomson
Inventor
29-Mar-1853 13-Mar-1937 Electric welding and A/C motors
Lester Thurow
Economist
7-May-1938   Sloan School of Management
Samuel C. C. Ting
Physicist
27-Jan-1936   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
Susumu Tonegawa
Scientist
6-Sep-1939   Antibody production and diversity
Charles H. Townes
Physicist
28-Jul-1915   Invention of the maser and laser
Steven Weinberg
Physicist
3-May-1933   Electroweak Theory
Victor Weisskopf
Physicist
19-Sep-1908 21-Apr-2002 Head of CERN, 1961-65
Joseph Weizenbaum
Computer Programmer
8-Jan-1923 5-Mar-2008 ELIZA
George M. Whitesides
Chemist
3-Aug-1939   Harvard chemist, highest H-Index
Norbert Wiener
Mathematician
26-Nov-1894 18-Mar-1964 Cybernetics
Frank Wilczek
Physicist
15-May-1951   Deep structure of matter
Edmund Beecher Wilson
Biologist
19-Oct-1856 3-Mar-1939 X and Y chromosomes
Terry Winograd
Scientist
24-Feb-1946   Understanding Natural Language
Mark S. Wrighton
Educator
1949   Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Norman Augustine
Business
27-Jul-1935   CEO of Martin Marietta, 1996-97
Lawrence S. Bacow
Educator
c. 1950   President, Tufts University
Robert J. Birgeneau
Educator
1942   Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Rodney Brooks
Scientist
30-Dec-1954   Robotics and artificial intelligence researcher
Robert A. Brown
Educator
22-Jul-1951   President, Boston University
Vannevar Bush
Scientist
11-Mar-1890 30-Jun-1974 Pre-internet visionary
Godfrey Lowell Cabot
Business
26-Feb-1861 2-Nov-1962 Founder of Cabot Corporation
Thomas Dudley Cabot
Business
1-May-1897 8-Jun-1995 CEO of Cabot, 1922-60
Claude R. Canizares
Physicist
1945   Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics
Phillip L. Clay
Educator
17-May-1946   Chancellor, MIT
Samuel C. Collins
Chemist
28-Dec-1898 19-Jun-1984 Collins-type cryocooler
Karl T. Compton
Physicist
15-Sep-1887 22-Jun-1954 Bikini Island atomic tests
John Deutch
Government
27-Jul-1938   CIA Director, 1995-96
Carly Fiorina
Business
6-Sep-1954   CEO of Hewlett Packard, 1999-2005
Jerome I. Friedman
Physicist
28-Mar-1930   Verified existence of quarks
Alice P. Gast
Educator
25-May-1958   President, Lehigh University
George Russell Harrison
Physicist
14-Jul-1898 27-Jul-1979 Echelle spectrograph
Susan Hockfield
Educator
24-Mar-1951   President of MIT
Robert B. Horton
Business
18-Aug-1939   CEO of BP, 1989-92
Joi Ito
Business
19-Jun-1966   Director, MIT Media Lab
Abigail Johnson
Business
19-Dec-1961   Fidelity Investments scion, billionaire
Anita K. Jones
Educator
c. 1942   Professor at University of Virginia
Paul L. Joskow
Economist
c. 1946   Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Henry W. Kendall
Physicist
9-Dec-1926 15-Feb-1999 Verified existence of quarks
Nan Keohane
Scholar
18-Sep-1940   Political scientist
Breene M. Kerr
Business
c. 1929   Kerr Consolidated, Inc.
William I. Koch
Business
3-May-1940   Koch Industries
Ray Kurzweil
Inventor
12-Feb-1948   Age of Spiritual Machines
James A. Lash
Business
4-May-1944   Manchester Principal LLC
Donald H. Layton
Business
c. 1950   CEO of E-Trade, 2008-09
Edward H. Linde
Business
c. 1940 10-Jan-2010 CEO of Boston Properties, 1997-2010
Susan L. Lindquist
Biologist
5-Jun-1949   Protein folding
Hans Mark
Physicist
17-Jun-1929   US Air Force Secretary, 1979-81
Phillip D. Matthews
Business
c. 1938   Former Dart Industries executive
Daniel L. McFadden
Economist
29-Jul-1937   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Dana G. Mead
Business
1936   Chairman of MIT Corporation
Bob Metcalfe
Business
1946   Co-Inventor of Ethernet
Robert B. Millard
Business
c. 1951   Managing Director, Lehman Brothers
Marvin Minsky
Scientist
9-Aug-1927   Father of Artificial Intelligence
Ernest J. Moniz
Educator
c. 1944   Professor of Physics, MIT
Alan Mulally
Business
4-Aug-1945   CEO of Ford Motor Company
Ernest Fox Nichols
Physicist
1-Jun-1869 29-Apr-1924 Infrared radiation
Ken Olsen
Business
20-Feb-1925 6-Feb-2011 Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation
John S. Reed
Business
1939   CEO of Citibank, 1984-2000
L. Rafael Reif
Educator
21-Aug-1950   President of MIT
William Barton Rogers
Educator
7-Dec-1804 30-May-1882 Founder, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Arthur J. Samberg
Business
c. 1941   Pequot Capital Management
Phillip A. Sharp
Biologist
6-Jun-1944   Eukaryotic (split) genes
James Simons
Mathematician
c. 1938   Renaissance Technologies hedge fund
Alan Spoon
Business
c. 1951   President of Washington Post Co., 1991-2000
H. Guyford Stever
Educator
24-Oct-1916 9-Apr-2010 President of CMU, 1965-72
Theresa M. Stone
Business
c. 1944   Treasurer of MIT
John A. Thain
Business
26-May-1955   CEO of CIT Group
Elihu Thomson
Inventor
29-Mar-1853 13-Mar-1937 Electric welding and A/C motors
Lester Thurow
Economist
7-May-1938   Sloan School of Management
Susumu Tonegawa
Scientist
6-Sep-1939   Antibody production and diversity
Charles H. Townes
Physicist
28-Jul-1915   Invention of the maser and laser
Theodore Vail
Business
16-Jul-1845 16-Apr-1920 Founder of AT&T
Charles Vest
Educator
9-Sep-1941   President of MIT, 1990-2004
Francis A. Walker
Economist
2-Jul-1840 5-Jan-1897 The Wages Question
Robert B. Woodward
Chemist
10-Apr-1917 8-Jul-1979 Synthesized cholesterol, Vitamin B12, etc.
Mark S. Wrighton
Educator
1949   Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis


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