Tom Kibble

1932 - 2016

Tom Kibble

Sir Thomas Walter Bannerman Kibble (; 23 December 1932 – 2 June 2016), was a British theoretical physicist, senior research investigator at the Blackett Laboratory and Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. His research interests were in quantum field theory, especially the interface between high-energy particle physics and cosmology. He is best known as one of the first to describe the Higgs mechanism, and for his research on topological defects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Kibble has received more than 107,569 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 576th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Tom Kibble ranks 575 out of 659Before him are Fabiola Gianotti, James Hansen, Edward Condon, William Higinbotham, William D. Coolidge, and Tullio Regge. After him are Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Carlo Rovelli, Aleksandr Andronov, Kees Schouhamer Immink, John D. Barrow, and Harold Brown.

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Among people born in 1932, Tom Kibble ranks 275Before him are Robert Taylor, Franca Raimondi, Francisco Umbral, Joseph P. Kerwin, John Vernon, and Frank Beyer. After him are Joe Arpaio, Katy Bødtger, Paul R. Ehrlich, Muhammad Khan Junejo, Tom Robbins, and Billie Whitelaw. Among people deceased in 2016, Tom Kibble ranks 278Before him are William Trevor, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Néstor Gonçalves, Valery Khalilov, Marni Nixon, and Caio Júnior. After him are David Margulies, Bill Nunn, Anita Brookner, José Luis Artetxe, Françoise Mallet-Joris, and Liz Smith.

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In India

Among people born in India, Tom Kibble ranks 402 out of 848Before him are Jackie Shroff (1957), Prakash Raj (1965), Palden Thondup Namgyal (null), Waheeda Rehman (1938), Madhuri Dixit (1967), and Sharmila Tagore (1944). After him are Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard (1858), Sadhu Sundar Singh (1889), Anupam Kher (1955), Percy Hobart (1885), Sundar Pichai (1972), and Arundhati Roy (1961).


Among physicists born in India, Tom Kibble ranks 9Before him are Abdul Qadeer Khan (1936), Homi J. Bhabha (1909), Anna Mani (1918), Vikram Sarabhai (1919), Jayant Narlikar (1938), and Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (1893). After him are Raja Ramanna (1925), Abhay Ashtekar (null), and Ashoke Sen (1956).

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