Sir Tom Kibble#


Tom Kibble
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:t.kibble 'at' imperial.ac.uk
Membership Number:2005
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:tkibble
Elected:2000
Homepage: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/t.kibble

Sir Tom Kibble passed away June 2, 2016.

Positions Held
  • 1998 Emeritus Professor & Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London
  • 1980 FRS
  • 1970 - 1998 Professor of Theoretical Physics, Imperial College London
  • 1961 Lecturer, Imperial College London
  • 1958 PhD Mathematical Physics, Edinburgh

Fields of Scholarship
  • Quantum field theory and cosmology, especially symmetry breaking and topological defects

Honours and Awards
  • Royal Medal, Royal Society, 2012
  • J.J. Sakurai Prize, American Physical Society, 2010
  • CBE, H M The Queen, 1998
  • Mentoring lifetime achievement award, NESTA/Nature, 2005
  • Guthrie Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics, 1993
  • Rutherford Medal and Prize (jointly), Institute of Physics, 1984
  • Hughes Medal (jointly), Royal Society, 1981
  • Member, Society for General Relativity & Gravitation
  • Member, European Physical Society
  • Member, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, Institute of Physics
  • Member, Academia Europaea
  • Fellow, Royal Society


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