Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Famous ex-Pittsburghers

Over the weekend the PG's Morning File had a brief synopsis of all the famous people from Pittsburgh. They just scratched the surface of course, but it got me thinking. If I had time I would try to do this myself: should someone compile and maintain a list like that for certain groups: something like Fortune 500 CEO's with ties to Pittsburgh? or how about all the Nobel Prize winners who have come from Pittsburgh, been educated here or worked here? That isn't a short list. Maybe someone has done this?


Blogger Jonathan Potts said...

Just for Carnegie Mellon:


Kydland and Prescott are the fifth and sixth business school faculty members to receive this prestigious distinction. Other Carnegie Mellon business school faculty Nobel laureates include: Herbert Simon (awarded 1978), Franco Modigliani (awarded 1985), Merton Miller (awarded 1990), and Robert Lucas (awarded 1995). Other Nobel Prize winners with connections to Carnegie Mellon include faculty members Clinton J. Davisson, 1937 in physics; Otto Stern, 1943 in physics; John Pople, 1998 in chemistry; Walter Kohn, 1998 in chemistry; and alumni John F. Nash, Jr., 1994 in economics; and Clifford Shull, 1994 in physics.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 12:48:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

no mention of John Nash who was an undergraduate at Carnegie Tech I do believe???

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Jonathan Potts said...

He's listed near the end of the paragraph I clipped.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 1:00:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

opps.. that he is. can't read I guess.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 1:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess PG, among other writers troll the local Blogs for story ideas. This is the second story I've written and posted that local writers have taken and "elaborated" on later.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:06:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

in that I am not sure what blog post is being referred to that was on this topic, I suspect GR at the Post-Gazette didn't know either. I doubt he has any reason not to attribute even if necessary. It's a pretty general story topic and it's not like he hasn't been writing about people leaving Pittsburgh for a long time.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 9:49:00 PM  
Blogger Matthew said...

Check wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_famous_people_from_Pittsburgh They've got quite a list going there...

Thursday, June 07, 2007 12:38:00 AM  

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