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Laureates and Space Wanderers

MIT is well-represented in two distinguished fields.

MIT alumni/ae have accomplished a great many things throughout the years. Two notable areas which have seen a proliferation of MIT affiliates include Nobel Laureates and astronauts.

MIT Nobel Laureates

* David Baltimore ’61. 1975 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

* Robert C. Merton ’70 PhD. 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics.

* Robert B. Laughlin ’79 PhD. 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics.

* William D. Phillips ’76 PhD. 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics.

* Elias J. Corey Jr. ’48 PhD. 1990 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

* Sidney Altman ’60. 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

* Charles J. Pedersen ’27. 1987 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

* Lawrence R. Klein ’44 PhD. 1980 Nobel Prize in Economics.

* Burton Richter ’52 PhD. 1976 Nobel Prize in Physics.

* John Robert Schrieffer ’53. 1972 Nobel Prize in Physics.

* Murray Gell-Mann ’51 PhD. 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics.

* Robert S. Mulliken ’17. 1966 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

* Robert Burns Woodward ’36. 1965 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

* Richard P. Feynman ’39. 1965 Nobel Prize in Physics.

* William Shockley ’36 PhD. 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics.

MIT Astronaut List

* Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr. ’63 ScD

* Kenneth D. Cameron ’78

* Charles M. Duke ’64 MS

* Edgar D. Mitchell ’64 ScD

* Russell L. Schweickart ’56

* David R. Scott ’62

* Bryon K. Lichtenberg ’79 PhD

* Janice E. Voss ’87 PhD

* Laurence R. Young ’57 ScD

* Roger K. Crouch ’79-80 Visiting Scientist

* Albert Sacco ’77 PhD

* Robert J. Wood ’80 MS

* Robert B. Thirsk ’78 MS

* Catherine G. “Cady” Coleman ’91 PhD

* Wendy B. Lawrence ’88 SM

* John M. Grunsfeld PhD ’80

* Jay Apt ’76 PhD

* Franklin R. Chang-Diaz ’77 PhD

* Philip Kenyon Chapman ’64 PhD

* Anthony W. England ’65 PhD

* Terry J. Hart ’69 SM

* Frederick H. Hauck ’66 SM

* William B. Lenoir ’61 PhD

* Mark C. Lee ’80 SM

* Ronald E. McNair ’76 PhD

* William M. Shepherd ’78 MS