John D. Barrow#


John D Barrow
Email:j.d.barrow 'at' damtp.cam.ac.uk
Membership Number:2604
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:MATHEMATICS
Username:jbarrow
Elected:2009
Homepage: http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/jdb34






Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012-2015 Fellow, Gresham College
  • 2012-2015 Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry
  • 2008-2011 Gresham Professor of Geometry, Gresham College
  • 2007-2010 Fellow of Gresham College
  • 2003-2007 Gresham Professor of Astronomy, Gresham College, London
  • 2004-2007 Vice President, Clare Hall, Cambridge
  • 1999 Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge
  • 1999 Director, Millennium Mathematics Project, University of Cambridge
  • 1999 Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Dept. Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 1995-1999 Director, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex
  • 1994-1999 PPARC Senior Fellow, University of Sussex
  • 1992-1993 Royal Society Leverhulme Fellow, University of Sussex
  • 1989-1990 Director, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex
  • 1989 Reader, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex
  • 1989-1999 Professor, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex
  • 1986-1987 Nuffield Foundation Fellow, University of Sussex
  • 1981-1988 Lecturer, Astronomy Centre, University of Sussex

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cosmology
  • Astrophysics
  • Theories of gravitation
  • Astroparticle physic
  • Astronomical tests of fundamental physics

Honours and Awards
  • Durham University Mathematical Prize 1973.
  • Durham University Prize 1974.
  • Collingwood Mathematical Prize (Durham University and London Mathematical Society) 1974.
  • Johnson Memorial Prize (Oxford University) 1975.
  • Wallace Research Prize (Oxford University) 1977.
  • Lindemann Fellowship of the English Speaking Union of the Commonwealth 1977.
  • Junior Research Lectureship, Christ Church, Oxford 1977.
  • Miller Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley 1980.
  • Nominated for the Bhappu Prize of the International Astronomical Union by the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society 1986/7.
  • Samuel Locker Award in Astronomy 1989.
  • Templeton Award 1995.
  • Kelvin Medal, Royal Glasgow Philosophical Society, 1999 Wellcome Sci-art 2000 Award, 2000
  • Italian Theatre Awards, Premi Ubu 2002 Prize for best play (awarded for Infinities).
  • Gresham Professor of Astronomy, Gresham College, 2003-7
  • Emeritus Gresham Professor of Astronomy, Gresham College, 2007-8
  • Italgas Prize for Promulgation of Science 2003, (awarded for Infinities).
  • Lacchini Prize and Medal of the Unione Astrofili Italiani 2005.
  • Honorary Concurrent Professor of Physics, University of Nanjing, China 2005-
  • Queen's Anniversary Prize 2006 (to Millennium Mathematics Project).
  • Templeton Prize, Templeton Foundation 2006.
  • Gresham Professor of Geometry, Gresham College 2008-11.
  • Michael Faraday Medal and Prize, Royal Society 2008.
  • Gresham Prize, Mercers Company and Corporation of London 2009 (also to Millennium Mathematics Project) Kelvin Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics, 2009.
  • Elected Member of the Academia Europaea, 2009.
  • L'Academie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences, Titular Member, elected 2009.
  • Premio Oriente Science (Prize), Colletti Foundation 2010.
  • Merck-Serono Prize for Science and Literature, Merck-Serono, 2011.
  • Gravity Research Foundation Research Essay 3rd prize 2011
  • Christopher Zeeman Medal, London Mathematical Society and IMA, 2011
  • Premio Antica Pignolo (Literary Prize), Venice 2012


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