100 Notable alumni of
Imperial College London

Imperial College London is 230th in the world, 77th in Europe, and 15th in the United Kingdom by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Imperial College London sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 4 individuals affiliated with Imperial College London won Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry.

  1. Brian May

    Brian May
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Imperial College London
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    YouTuberastrophysicistpianistsinger-songwritercomposer
    Biography

    Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved fame as lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. May was a co-founder of Queen with lead singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor. His songwriting contributions helped Queen become one of the most successful bands in rock history.

  2. Alexander Fleming

    Alexander Fleming
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1881-1955 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    inventorbacteriologistsurgeonpharmacologistphysician
    Biography

    Sir Alexander Fleming was a Scottish physician and microbiologist, best known for discovering the world's first broadly effective antibiotic substance, which he named penicillin. His discovery in 1928 of what was later named benzylpenicillin (or penicillin G) from the mould Penicillium rubens is described as the "single greatest victory ever achieved over disease." For this discovery, he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain.

  3. Rajiv Gandhi

    Rajiv Gandhi
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1944-1991 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rajiv Ratna Gandhi was an Indian politician who served as the sixth prime minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 assassination of his mother, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to become the youngest Indian Prime minister at the age of 40.

  4. David Irving

    David Irving
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    journalistopinion journalistessayistwriterbiographer
    Biography

    David John Cawdell Irving is an English author and Holocaust denier who has written on the military and political history of World War II, with a focus on Nazi Germany. His works include The Destruction of Dresden (1963), Hitler's War (1977), Churchill's War (1987) and Goebbels: Mastermind of the Third Reich (1996). In his works, he argued that Adolf Hitler did not know of the extermination of Jews, or, if he did, he opposed it. Though Irving's negationist claims and views of German war crimes in World War II (and Hitler's responsibility for them) were never taken seriously by mainstream historians, he was once recognised for his knowledge of Nazi Germany and his ability to unearth new historical documents.

  5. Hassan II

    Hassan II
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    Years
    1929-1999 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneur
    Biography

    Hassan II was the King of Morocco from 1961 until his death in 1999. He was a member of the 'Alawi dynasty, who has been ruling Morocco since the mid 17th century and claim direct descent from the Prophet Muhammad. He was the eldest son of Sultan Mohammed V, and his second wife, Lalla Abla bint Tahar. He was the first commander-in-chief of the Royal Armed Forces and was named crown prince in 1957. He was enthroned as king in 1961 following his father's death. Hassan's reign was marked by the start of the Western Sahara conflict and the Sand War, he was also the target of two failed coup d'états, one in 1971 and the other in 1972. Hassan's conservative rule reportedly strengthened the 'Alawi dynasty's rule over Morocco. He was accused of authoritarian practices and civil rights abuses, particularly during the Years of Lead. A truth commission was set up after his death to investigate allegations of human rights violations during his reign.

  6. Paul Young

    Paul Young
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    singerrecording artistsongwritermusician
    Biography

    Paul Antony Young is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Formerly the frontman of the short-lived bands Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips, he became a teen idol with his solo success in the 1980s. His hit singles include "Love of the Common People", "Wherever I Lay My Hat", "Come Back and Stay", "Every Time You Go Away" and "Everything Must Change", all reaching the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. Released in 1983, his debut album, No Parlez, the first of three UK number-one albums, made him a household name. His smooth yet soulful voice belonged to a genre known as "blue-eyed soul". At the 1985 Brit Awards, Young received the award for Best British Male. Associated with the Second British Invasion of the US, "Every Time You Go Away" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1985. It also won Best British Video at the 1986 Brit Awards.

  7. Jessica Hsuan

    Jessica Hsuan
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Jessica Hester Hsuan, also known as Suen Huen, is a Hong Kong actress.

  8. Abdus Salam

    Abdus Salam
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1926-1996 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    theoretical physicistuniversity teacherphysicist
    Biography

    Mohammad Abdus Salam was a Pakistani theoretical physicist and a Nobel Prize laureate. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg for his contribution to the electroweak unification theory. He was the first Pakistani and the first from an Islamic country to receive a Nobel Prize in science and the second from an Islamic country to receive any Nobel Prize, after Anwar Sadat of Egypt.

  9. Roger Bannister

    Roger Bannister
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1929-2018 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    neurologistautobiographerathletics competitormiddle-distance runnerphysician
    Biography

    Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister was an English middle-distance athlete and neurologist who ran the first sub-4-minute mile.

  10. Pallonji Mistry

    Pallonji Mistry
    Years
    1929-.. (age 93)
    Occupations
    businesspersonentrepreneur
    Biography

    Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry is an Indian-born Irish billionaire construction tycoon and chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji Group who is the richest Irish person. According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, his wealth is estimated to be US$28.0 billion as of 9 April 2021. With his 18.4% stake in Tata Sons, he is the largest individual shareholder in India's largest private conglomerate, Tata Group, the primary shareholder of which is the Tata philanthropic Allied Trusts, with 66 per cent controlling interest.

  11. Valentin Ceaușescu

    Valentin Ceaușescu
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Valentin Ceaușescu is a Romanian physicist. He is the eldest and only surviving child of former communist President Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena.

  12. Cyrus Pallonji Mistry

    Cyrus Pallonji Mistry
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Cyrus Pallonji Mistry is an Irish businessman of Indian origin. He was the chairman of Tata Group, an Indian business conglomerate, from 2012 to 2016. He was the sixth chairman of the group, and only the second (after Nowroji Saklatwala) to not bear the surname Tata. In mid-2012, he was chosen by a selection panel to head the Tata Group and took charge in December the same year. In October 2016, the board of Tata Group's holding company, Tata Sons, voted to remove Mistry from the post of chairman after offering him an opportunity to resign voluntarily. Former chairman Ratan Tata then returned as interim chairman, and Natarajan Chandrasekaran was named as the new chairman a few months later. However, in December 2019, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) declared the appointment of Chandrasekaran as executive chairman illegal, and restored Mistry. However, the Supreme Court stayed NCLAT's order on 10 January 2020. Mistry has filed a cross appeal in the court, seeking explanations for anomalies in the NCLAT. However the Supreme Court upheld his dismissal.

  13. William Crookes

    William Crookes
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1832-1919 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    photographerchemistphysicistpsychic
    Biography

    Sir William Crookes was a British chemist and physicist who attended the Royal College of Chemistry in London, and worked on spectroscopy. He was a pioneer of vacuum tubes, inventing the Crookes tube which was made in 1875. This was a foundational discovery that eventually changed the whole of chemistry and physics.

  14. Dan Snaith

    Dan Snaith
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    record producercomposermathematiciansingermusician
    Biography

    Daniel Victor Snaith is a Canadian composer, musician, and recording artist who has performed under the stage names Caribou, Manitoba, and Daphni.

  15. Layla Moran

    Layla Moran
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Enrolled in Imperial College London
    2000-2003 graduated with Bachelor of Science in physics
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Layla Michelle Moran is a British Liberal Democrat politician serving as the Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Foreign Affairs and International Development since 2020, and serving as the Member of Parliament for Oxford West and Abingdon since 2017.

  16. Dennis Gabor

    Dennis Gabor
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1971
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1900-1979 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    inventorengineerphysicistuniversity teacheracademic
    Biography

    Dennis Gabor CBE FRS was a Hungarian-British electrical engineer and physicist, most notable for inventing holography, for which he later received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics. He obtained British citizenship in 1934, and spent most of his life in England.

  17. Simon Singh

    Simon Singh
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    journalistphysicistscience communicatormathematicianfilm director
    Biography

    Simon Lehna Singh, is a British popular science author, theoretical and particle physicist whose works largely contain a strong mathematical element. His written works include Fermat's Last Theorem (in the United States titled Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem), The Code Book (about cryptography and its history), Big Bang (about the Big Bang theory and the origins of the universe), Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial (about complementary and alternative medicine, co-written by Edzard Ernst) and The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets (about mathematical ideas and theorems hidden in episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama). In 2012 Singh founded the Good Thinking Society, through which he created the website "Parallel" to help students learn mathematics.

  18. Kevin Warwick

    Kevin Warwick
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientistwriteruniversity teacherartificial intelligence researcher
    Biography

    Kevin Warwick is an English engineer and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Coventry University. He is known for his studies on direct interfaces between computer systems and the human nervous system, and has also done research concerning robotics.

  19. Marc Garneau

    Marc Garneau
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    astronautengineerpolitician
    Biography

    Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau is a Canadian politician and former astronaut who served as a Cabinet minister from 2015 to 2021. A member of the Liberal Party, Garneau was the minister of foreign affairs from January to October 2021 and minister of transport from November 2015 to January 2021. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount.

  20. Conrad Sangma

    Conrad Sangma
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in Imperial College London
    Studied Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Conrad Kongkal Sangma is an Indian politician who is the 12th and current Chief Minister of the State of Meghalaya. He assumed presidency of the National People's Party in 2016 after the death of his father and former Chief Minister, former Speaker of the Lok Sabha P. A. Sangma. He was also the Member of Parliament from Tura (2016-2018).

  21. Kavin Bharti Mittal

    Kavin Bharti Mittal
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Kavin Bharti Mittal is an Indian internet entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Hike.

  22. Trevor Phillips

    Trevor Phillips
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    businesspersonpolitical scientistjournalistpoliticiantelevision producer
    Biography

    Sir Mark Trevor Phillips is a British writer, broadcaster and former politician who served as Chair of the London Assembly from 2000 to 2001 and from 2002 to 2003. He presented Trevor Phillips on Sunday, a Sunday morning talk show on Sky News, from 2021 to 2022.

  23. Maggie Aderin-Pocock

    Maggie Aderin-Pocock
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    space scientisttelevision presentereducatorscience communicator
    Biography

    Margaret Ebunoluwa Aderin-Pocock is a British space scientist and science educator. She is an honorary research associate of University College London's Department of Physics and Astronomy. Since February 2014, she has co-presented the long-running astronomy television programme The Sky at Night with Chris Lintott. In 2020 she was awarded the Institute of Physics William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Medal and Prize for her public engagement in physics. She is the first African woman to win a gold medal in the Physics News Award. She has also earned the title of the president-elect of the British Science Association

  24. Patrick Geddes

    Patrick Geddes
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1854-1932 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    philosopherecologisturban plannersociologistbotanist
    Biography

    Sir Patrick Geddes was a Scottish biologist, sociologist, Comtean positivist, geographer, philanthropist and pioneering town planner. He is known for his innovative thinking in the fields of urban planning and sociology.

  25. Karen Bradley

    Karen Bradley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Karen Anne Bradley is a British Conservative Party politician who served as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 2018 to 2019, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Staffordshire Moorlands since 2010.

  26. Teo Chee Hean

    Teo Chee Hean
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Teo Chee Hean is a Singaporean politician and former two-star rear-admiral who has been serving as Senior Minister since 2019 and Coordinating Minister for National Security since 2015. A member of the governing People's Action Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Pasir Ris West ward of Pasir Ris–Punggol GRC since 2001.

  27. Andreas Mogensen

    Andreas Mogensen
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    astronaut
    Biography

    Andreas Enevold Mogensen is a Danish engineer and astronaut. He was the first Dane to fly in space as part of the iriss programme.

  28. Thomas Kwok

    Thomas Kwok
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneur
    Biography

    Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong is a Hong Kong billionaire, and the former joint chairman and managing director (with his brother Raymond Kwok) of Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest property developer in Hong Kong. He received a five-year prison sentence for bribery in 2014.

  29. Chen Jining

    Chen Jining
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    civil engineerprofessorengineerpolitician
    Biography

    Chen Jining is a Chinese academic and politician. He is the current Mayor of Beijing. An environmental engineer by profession, Chen served as the President of Tsinghua University from 2012 to 2015 and Minister of Environmental Protection between 2015 and 2017.

  30. Chi Onwurah

    Chi Onwurah
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    Chinyelu Susan Onwurah is a British Labour Party politician who has served as the Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne Central since 2010.

  31. David Warren

    David Warren
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1925-2010 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    inventorengineerteacheruniversity teacheradvisor
    Biography

    David Ronald de Mey Warren was an Australian scientist, best known for inventing and developing the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder (also known as FDR, CVR and "the black box").

  32. Kit Armstrong

    Kit Armstrong
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Kit Armstrong is an American classical pianist, composer, and former child prodigy of British-Taiwanese parentage.

  33. Mary Archer

    Mary Archer
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    chemistmuseum directorphysicist
    Biography

    Mary Doreen Archer, Baroness Archer of Weston-super-Mare is a British scientist specialising in solar power conversion.

  34. Sunetra Gupta

    Sunetra Gupta
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    translatorepidemiologistbiologistnovelistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Sunetra Gupta is an Indian-born British infectious disease epidemiologist and a professor of theoretical epidemiology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. She has performed research on the transmission dynamics of various infectious diseases, including malaria, influenza and COVID-19, and has received the Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society of London and the Rosalind Franklin Award of the Royal Society.

  35. Donald Davies

    Donald Davies
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1924-2000 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientistphysicist
    Biography

    Donald Watts Davies, was a Welsh computer scientist who was employed at the UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL).

  36. Arthur Holmes

    Arthur Holmes
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1890-1965 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    geophysicistgeologist
    Biography

    Arthur Holmes was a British geologist who made two major contributions to the understanding of geology. He pioneered the use of radiometric dating of minerals and was the first earth scientist to grasp the mechanical and thermal implications of mantle convection, which led eventually to the acceptance of plate tectonics.

  37. Matt Taylor

    Matt Taylor
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    astrophysicist
    Biography

    Matthew Graham George Thaddeus Taylor is a British astrophysicist employed by the European Space Agency. He is best known to the public for his involvement in the landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko by the Rosetta mission (European Space Agency)'s Philae lander, which was the first spacecraft to land on a comet nucleus. He is Project Scientist of the Rosetta mission.

  38. Naomi Oreskes

    Naomi Oreskes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    geophysicistuniversity teacherhistorian of science
    Biography

    Naomi Oreskes is an American historian of science. She became Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University in 2013, after 15 years as Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She has worked on studies of geophysics, environmental issues such as global warming, and the history of science. In 2010, Oreskes co-authored Merchants of Doubt, which identified some parallels between the climate change debate and earlier public controversies, notably the tobacco industry's campaign to obscure the link between smoking and serious disease.

  39. Kamran Daneshjoo

    Kamran Daneshjoo
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kamran Daneshjoo is an Iranian university professor who was Minister of Science from 2009 to 2013.

  40. Neil Turok

    Neil Turok
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in Imperial College London
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    physicistastronomernon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Neil Geoffrey Turok is a South African physicist. He is a director emeritus of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics since 2019. He specializes in mathematical physics and early-universe physics, including the cosmological constant and a cyclic model for the universe.

  41. Wu I-ding

    Wu I-ding
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Wu I-ding, also romanized Wu Yi-ting is a Taiwanese politician. She was elected to the Legislative Yuan in 2020.

  42. Tom Brake

    Tom Brake
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Thomas Anthony Brake is a British Liberal Democrat politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Carshalton and Wallington in London from 1997 to 2019.

  43. Baey Yam Keng

    Baey Yam Keng
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Baey Yam Keng is a Singaporean politician who has been serving as Senior Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Transport since 2018. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he is a Member of the 14th Parliament and has been representing the Tampines North ward of Tampines Group Representation Constituency (GRC) since 2011.

  44. Martin Lowry

    Martin Lowry
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1874-1936 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    chemistphysicist
    Biography

    Thomas Martin Lowry was an English physical chemist who developed the Brønsted–Lowry acid–base theory simultaneously with and independently of Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted and was a founder-member and president (1928–1930) of the Faraday Society.

  45. Yuval Ne'eman

    Yuval Ne'eman
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1925-2006 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    physicistpoliticianmilitary officernuclear physicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Yuval Ne'eman was an Israeli theoretical physicist, military scientist, and politician. He was Minister of Science and Development in the 1980s and early 1990s. He was the President of Tel Aviv University from 1971 to 1977. He was awarded the Israel Prize in the field of exact sciences (which he returned in 1992 in protest of the award of the Israel Prize to Emile Habibi), the Albert Einstein Award, the Wigner Medal, and the EMET Prize for Arts, Sciences and Culture.

  46. Michael Birch

    Michael Birch
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Michael Birch OBE is a British computer programmer and entrepreneur. Birch has helped co-found several startups including Blab, BirthdayAlarm.com, Ringo.com, and social networking site Bebo. Birch sold Bebo, his most lucrative business, which he started with his wife, Xochi Birch, to AOL in March 2008 for $850 million. Later he purchased the company back for $1 million. Birch has made several large donations to charitable organizations, including charity:water.

  47. Leslie Valiant

    Leslie Valiant
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    university teachercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Leslie Gabriel Valiant is a British American computer scientist and computational theorist. He is currently the T. Jefferson Coolidge Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. Valiant was awarded the Turing Award in 2010, having been described by the A.C.M. as a heroic figure in theoretical computer science and a role model for his courage and creativity in addressing some of the deepest unsolved problems in science; in particular for his "striking combination of depth and breadth".

  48. Geoffrey Wilkinson

    Geoffrey Wilkinson
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1973
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1921-1996 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    chemistuniversity teachernon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson FRS was a Nobel laureate English chemist who pioneered inorganic chemistry and homogeneous transition metal catalysis.

  49. Kenan Malik

    Kenan Malik
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    philosopherneuroscientistjournalistbiologist
    Biography

    Kenan Malik is an Indian-born British writer, lecturer and broadcaster, trained in neurobiology and the history of science. As an academic author, his focus is on the philosophy of biology, and contemporary theories of multiculturalism, pluralism and race. These topics are core concerns in The Meaning of Race (1996), Man, Beast and Zombie (2000) and Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate (2008).

  50. George McGavin

    George McGavin
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    entomologistexplorertelevision presenter
    Biography

    George C. McGavin is a British entomologist, author, academic, television presenter and explorer.

  51. Frederick W. Lanchester

    Frederick W. Lanchester
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1868-1946 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    non-fiction writerentrepreneurinventorengineer
    Biography

    Frederick William Lanchester LLD, Hon FRAeS, FRS, was an English polymath and engineer who made important contributions to automotive engineering and to aerodynamics, and co-invented the topic of operations research.

  52. Ted Simon

    Ted Simon
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Ted Simon is British travel writer noted for circumnavigating the world twice by motorcycle. He was raised in London by a German mother and a Romanian father.

  53. Lewis Wolpert

    Lewis Wolpert
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1929-2021 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    engineeruniversity teacherbiologist
    Biography

    Lewis Wolpert was a South African-born British developmental biologist, author, and broadcaster. Wolpert was best known for his French flag model of embryonic development, where he used the French flag as a visual aid to explain how embryonic cells interpret genetic code for expressing characteristics of living organisms and explaining how signalling between cells early in morphogenesis could be used to inform cells with the same genetic regulatory network of their position and role.

  54. Hussain al-Shahristani

    Hussain al-Shahristani
    Born in
    Iraq Flag Iraq
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politicianchemistengineernuclear physicist
    Biography

    Hussain Ibrahim Saleh al-Shahristani is an Iraqi politician who served in different cabinet posts. He served as Iraq's Minister of Higher Education.

  55. Jess Wade

    Jess Wade
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Enrolled in Imperial College London
    In 2016 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Jessica Alice Feinmann Wade is a British physicist in the Blackett Laboratory at Imperial College London specialising in Raman spectroscopy. Her research investigates polymer-based organic light emitting diodes. Her public engagement work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) advocates for women in physics as well as tackling systemic biases such as gender and racial bias on Wikipedia.

  56. Fakhruddin Ahmadi Danesh-Ashtiani

    Fakhruddin Ahmadi Danesh-Ashtiani
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    faculty memberpolitician
    Biography

    Fakhreddin Ahmadi-Danesh-Ashtiani is an Iranian politician and scholar and the former Minister of Education.

  57. Amelia Womack

    Amelia Womack
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Amelia Helen Womack is a British politician serving as Deputy Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales since 2014. She is also a co-chair of the People's Assembly Against Austerity and co-founded Another Europe Is Possible.

  58. Nick Lane

    Nick Lane
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    biochemist
    Biography

    Nick Lane is a British biochemist and writer. He is a professor in evolutionary biochemistry at University College London. He has published four books to date which have won several awards.

  59. Roma Agrawal

    Roma Agrawal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    structural engineerengineer
    Biography

    Roma Agrawal is an Indian-British-American chartered structural engineer based in London. She has worked on several major engineering projects, including the Shard. Agrawal is also an author and a diversity campaigner, championing women in engineering.

  60. Lam Chiu Ying

    Lam Chiu Ying
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    justice of the peacemeteorologistenvironmentalist
    Biography

    Lam Chiu-ying, SBS, also known by the nickname 'Black Ying' (Chinese: 黑英; pinyin: Hēi Yīng), is a Hong Kong meteorologist, bird-watcher, conservationist and blogger. He was the director of the Hong Kong observatory 2003 through 2009. He is also an honorary fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, an Honorary University Fellow of the University of Hong Kong as well as the honorary president of the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society. Microplanet 64288 Lamchiuying is named after Lam.

  61. John Manzoni

    John Manzoni
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Sir John Alexander Manzoni is a British senior civil servant and business executive, who served as chief executive of the civil service and the Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary from 2014 to 2020.

  62. Julius Vogel

    Julius Vogel
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1835-1899 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticiannovelistwriterscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Sir Julius Vogel was the eighth premier of New Zealand. His administration is best remembered for the issuing of bonds to fund railway construction and other public works. He was the first Jewish prime minister of New Zealand. Historian Warwick R. Armstrong assesses Vogel's strengths and weaknesses:

  63. Theoharis Theoharis

    Theoharis Theoharis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Harry Theoharis is a Greek politician, member of the Hellenic Parliament for New Democracy, and former head of the department of revenue during the Greek government-debt crisis. He previously served as Minister for Tourism in the Cabinet of Kyriakos Mitsotakis. He was first elected to parliament in January 2015 representing The River, but left the party in April 2016 and sat as an independent. He co-founded a small liberal party called Democratic Responsibility with former PASOK minister Alekos Papadopoulos in July 2016, but was expelled in October of the same year. He continued to sit in parliament as an independent before joining New Democracy's parliamentary group in December 2018, and was elected on the party's ticket in the 2019 election. He holds a MEng (Hon) in software engineering-first class from Imperial College, London, and has held high-ranking positions in companies of the private sector in Greece and abroad. During 2011-2012, he served as secretary general for information systems and he is known for introducing new digital services to assist the public, helping reduce bureaucracy and its resulting costs. He later (2013-14) served as a secretary general for public revenues at the Greek Finance Ministry. There, he succeeded in meeting budget revenues and producing a fiscal surplus. He is also known for launching the Publicrevenue platform to increase transparency in public administration.

  64. Lancelot Ware

    Lancelot Ware
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1915-2000 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    biochemistbarristermathematicianpolitician
    Biography

    Lancelot Lionel Ware OBE was an English barrister and biochemist. He co-founded Mensa, the international society for intellectually gifted people, with the Australian barrister Roland Berrill in 1946. It was originally called the "High IQ Club".

  65. William Penney, Baron Penney

    William Penney, Baron Penney
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1909-1991 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in Imperial College London
    Studied in 1930-1931
    Occupations
    politicianmathematicianphysicist
    Biography

    William George Penney, Baron Penney, OM, KBE, FRS, FRSE was an English mathematician and professor of mathematical physics at the Imperial College London and later the rector of Imperial College. He had a leading role in the development of Britain's nuclear programme, a clandestine programme started in 1942 during World War II which produced the first British atomic bomb in 1952.

  66. Victor Goddard

    Victor Goddard
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1897-1987 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Air Marshal Sir Robert Victor Goddard, KCB, CBE, DL was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.

  67. William Gowland

    William Gowland
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1842-1922 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    anthropologistengineerarchaeologist
    Biography

    William Gowland FRAI was an English mining engineer who carried out archaeological work at Stonehenge and in Japan. He has been called the "Father of Japanese Archaeology".

  68. David E. H. Jones

    David E. H. Jones
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1938-2017 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    authorchemistjournalistwriterscience writer
    Biography

    David Edward Hugh Jones was a British chemist and author, who under the pen name Daedalus was the fictional inventor for DREADCO. Jones' columns as Daedalus were published for 38 years, starting weekly in 1964 in New Scientist. He then moved to the journal Nature, and continued to publish until 2002. Columns from these magazines, along with additional comments and implementation sketches, were collected in two books: The Inventions of Daedalus: A Compendium of Plausible Schemes (1982) and The Further Inventions of Daedalus (1999).

  69. Adrian Greenwood

    Adrian Greenwood
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-2016 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    military historianhistorian
    Biography

    Adrian Mark Greenwood was a British historian, biographer, author, and art dealer, with a particular interest in nineteenth-century British military history. As well as hundreds of articles on antiques and collecting, he wrote two books on military history.

  70. Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani

    Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani is a Qatari businessman, politician and a member of the royal family, Al Thani.

  71. Elliot Colburn

    Elliot Colburn
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Elliot Haydn George Colburn is a British Conservative Party politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Carshalton and Wallington since the 2019 general election. Colburn is also a serving councillor for the Cheam ward (based on the area of the same name) on Sutton Council since the 2018 local elections.

  72. Angela McLean

    Angela McLean
    Born in
    Jamaica Flag Jamaica
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    zoologistresearcher
    Biography

    Dame Angela Ruth McLean DBE, FRS is professor of mathematical biology in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Defence.

  73. George Band

    George Band
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1929-2011 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    mountaineergeologist
    Biography

    George Christopher Band was an English mountaineer. He was the youngest climber on the 1953 British expedition to Mount Everest on which Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent of the mountain. In 1955, he and Joe Brown were the first climbers to ascend Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.

  74. Wolfgang Rindler

    Wolfgang Rindler
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1924-2019 (aged 95)
    Enrolled in Imperial College London
    In 1956 studied theory of relativity
    Occupations
    university teacherphysicist
    Biography

    Wolfgang Rindler was a physicist working in the field of general relativity where he is known for introducing the term "event horizon", Rindler coordinates, and (in collaboration with Roger Penrose) for the use of spinors in general relativity. An honorary member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and foreign member of the Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, he was also a prolific textbook author.

  75. David Henson

    David Henson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    athlete
    Biography

    David Henson, MBE is a British parasport athlete competing mainly in T42 classification sprint events. He has represented Britain at the Invictus Games, World and European Championships and in 2016 he was selected for the Summer Paralympics in Rio, winning a bronze medal in the 200m sprint (T42).

  76. Kenneth Binmore

    Kenneth Binmore
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Enrolled in Imperial College London
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    university teacherphilosophereconomistmathematician
    Biography

    Kenneth George "Ken" Binmore, CBE, FBA is an English mathematician, economist, and game theorist, a Professor Emeritus of Economics at University College London (UCL) and a Visiting Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol. As a founder of modern economic theory of bargaining (with Nash and Rubinstein), he made important contributions to the foundations of game theory, experimental economics, evolutionary game theory and analytical philosophy. He took up economics after holding the Chair of Mathematics at the London School of Economics. The switch has put him at the forefront of developments in game theory. His other interests include political and moral philosophy, decision theory, and statistics. He has written over 100 scholarly papers and 14 books.

  77. Joan Ruddock

    Joan Ruddock
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dame Joan Mary Ruddock, DBE, PC is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Lewisham Deptford from 1987 to 2015. Ruddock was Minister of State for Energy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change until 11 May 2010. She stood down at the 2015 general election.

  78. Geoffrey Page

    Geoffrey Page
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1920-2000 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    soldier
    Biography

    Alan Geoffrey Page, DSO, OBE, DFC & Bar, known as Geoffrey Page, was an officer in the Royal Air Force who served during the Second World War. He participated in the Battle of Britain, and was shot down. He was badly burned when his aircraft was destroyed, and was lucky to survive. He underwent many surgeries on his way to recovery, and was a founding member of the Guinea Pig Club. He eventually passed a medical exam and returned to active service, becoming one of England's most successful fighter pilots.

  79. George E. Davis

    George E. Davis
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1850-1907 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    George Edward Davis is regarded as the founding father of the discipline of chemical engineering.

  80. Adrian Johns

    Adrian Johns
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    naval officer
    Biography

    Vice Admiral Sir Adrian James Johns, KCB, CBE, KStJ, DL is a former senior officer in the Royal Navy, serving as Second Sea Lord between 2005 and 2008. He was the Governor of Gibraltar between 2009 and 2013.

  81. Dan Tolkovsky

    Dan Tolkovsky
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1921-.. (age 101)
    Occupations
    fighter pilotsoldiermilitary officer
    Biography

    Aluf Dan Tolkowsky is a retired Israeli Air Force officer who served as a major general in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) from 1953 to 1958. A noted investor, he helped start the first Israeli venture capital fund.

  82. Ajay Kakkar, Baron Kakkar

    Ajay Kakkar, Baron Kakkar
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politiciansurgeon
    Biography

    Ajay Kumar Kakkar, Baron Kakkar, KBE, PC is professor of surgery at University College London.

  83. K. P. P. Nambiar

    K. P. P. Nambiar
    Years
    1929-2015 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Kunnath Puthiyaveettil Padmanabhan Nambiar DIC, FIEE (Lond), CEngg (Lond.), more popularly known as K.P.P. Nambiar (15 April 1929 – 30 June 2015), was an Indian industrialist and technocrat, known for his work in the field of industrial development and technology. He was awarded Padma Bhushan by Government of India for his contributions to the field of technology in 2006.

  84. Richard Taylor

    Richard Taylor
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Richard Thomas Taylor, MBE, FRCP is an English medical doctor and politician. He served as an independent Member of Parliament for Wyre Forest between 2001 and 2010. He was Co-Leader of the National Health Action Party.

  85. George Mercer Dawson

    George Mercer Dawson
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1849-1901 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    paleontologistscientific illustratorphotographergeologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    George Mercer Dawson was a Canadian geologist and surveyor. He was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, the eldest son of Sir John William Dawson, Principal of McGill University and a noted geologist, and his wife, Lady Margaret Dawson. By age 11, he was afflicted with tuberculosis of the spine (Pott's disease) that resulted in a deformed back and stunted growth. Physical limitations, however, did not deter Dawson from becoming one of Canada's greatest scientists.

  86. Mohammad Shamsuzzoha

    Mohammad Shamsuzzoha
    Years
    1934-1969 (aged 35)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Mohammad Shamsuzzoha was a writer, professor and proctor at Rajshahi University. Shamsuzzoha was the first university teacher in erstwhile East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) who was killed by the Pakistani Military forces at the eve of 1969 revolution movement of East Pakistan, which ultimately became the Bangladesh Liberation War. In 2008, he was awarded the Independence Day Award.

  87. Colin Humphreys

    Colin Humphreys
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Sir Colin John Humphreys, is a British physicist. He is the Professor of Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London. He is the former Goldsmiths' Professor of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge and the Professor of Experimental Physics at the Royal Institution in London. He served as President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in 2002 and 2003. His research interests include "all aspects of electron microscopy and analysis, semiconductors (particularly gallium nitride), ultra-high temperature aerospace materials and superconductors." Humphreys also "studies the Bible when not pursuing his day-job as a materials scientist."

  88. Elsie Widdowson

    Elsie Widdowson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1906-2000 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    nutritionist
    Biography

    Elsie Widdowson, was a British dietitian and nutritionist. She and Dr Robert McCance, a pediatrician, physiologist, biochemist, and nutritionist, were responsible for overseeing the government-mandated addition of vitamins to food and wartime rationing in Britain during World War II.

  89. Bill Hudson

    Bill Hudson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1910-1995 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    engineermilitary personnelSOE agent
    Biography

    Colonel Duane Tyrell "Bill" Hudson, DSO, OBE was a British Special Operations Executive officer who worked as a liaison officer with the Yugoslav Partisans and Chetniks in occupied Yugoslavia during World War II.

  90. Jonathan Ashmore

    Jonathan Ashmore
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Jonathan Felix Ashmore is a British physicist and Bernard Katz Professor of Biophysics at University College London.

  91. Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara

    Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Imperial College London
    In 1998 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    mathematicianphysicist
    Biography

    Fotini G. Markopoulou-Kalamara is a Greek theoretical physicist interested in quantum gravity, foundational mathematics and quantum mechanics and a design engineer working on embodied cognition technologies. Markopoulou is co-founder and CEO of Empathic Technologies. She was a founding faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and was an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo.

  92. Diomidis Spinellis

    Diomidis Spinellis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Imperial College London
    1990-1994 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    engineerprogrammercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Diomidis D. Spinellis is a Greek computer science academic and author of the books Code Reading, Code Quality, Beautiful Architecture (co-author) and Effective Debugging.

  93. Michael Duff

    Michael Duff
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Michael James Duff FRS, FRSA is a British theoretical physicist and pioneering theorist of supergravity who is the Principal of the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Abdus Salam Chair of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London.

  94. Christopher Riley

    Christopher Riley
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    science fiction writerfilm producerfilm director
    Biography

    Christopher Riley is a British writer, broadcaster and film maker specialising in the history of science. He has a PhD from Imperial College, University of London where he pioneered the use of digital elevation models in the study of mountain range geomorphology and evolution. He makes frequent appearances on British television and radio, broadcasting mainly on space flight, astronomy and planetary science and was Visiting Professor of science and media at the University of Lincoln between 2011 and 2021.

  95. David Mowat

    David Mowat
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politicianaccountant
    Biography

    David John Mowat is a former Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Warrington South, and was first elected at the 2010 general election. He was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Care and Support at the Department of Health in July 2016. He lost the seat to Labour at the 2017 election.

  96. Chew Choon Seng

    Chew Choon Seng
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Chew Choon Seng is the former chief executive officer of Singapore Airlines (SIA), the former Chairman of the Singapore Exchange and Singapore Tourism Board.

  97. John Egan

    John Egan
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    manager
    Biography

    Sir John Leopold Egan is a British industrialist, associated with businesses in the automotive, airports, construction and water industries. He was chief executive and chairman of Jaguar Cars from 1980 to 1990 and chairman of Jaguar plc from 1985 to 1990, and then served as chief executive of BAA from 1990 to 1999. He is also notable for chairing the construction industry task force that produced the 1998 Egan Report (Rethinking Construction) and the follow-up report, Accelerating Change, in 2002. During 2004, undertook the Egan Review of Skills for Sustainable Communities for the Blair Government. In 2004, after completing two years as president of the Confederation of British Industry, he was appointed chairman of Severn Trent.

  98. Chew Men Leong

    Chew Men Leong
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Chew Men Leong is a Singaporean former two-star rear-admiral who served as the Chief of Navy between 2007 and 2011.

  99. Sue Ion

    Sue Ion
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    researcherengineer
    Biography

    Dame Susan Elizabeth Ion DBE FRS FREng FIMMM HonFInstP (née Burrows; 3 February 1955) is a British engineer and an expert advisor on the nuclear power industry.

  100. Judith Hackitt

    Judith Hackitt
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Dame Judith Elizabeth Hackitt, DBE, FREng, FIChemE, FCGI is a British engineer and civil servant. A former Chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive, she is currently Chair of manufacturing trade body EEF.