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John Barrow
John David Barrow
BornJohn David Barrow
29 November 1952(1952-11-29)
London, England
Died26 September 2020(2020-09-26) (aged 67)
Popular science
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
Gresham College
University of California, Berkeley
University of Oxford
University of Sussex
Alma materVan Mildert College, Durham (BSc)
Magdalen College, Oxford (DPhil)
Doctoral advisorDennis William Sciama
Doctoral studentsPeter Coles
David Wands
Notable awardsItalgas Prize (2003)
Templeton Prize (2006)
Michael Faraday Prize (2008)
Kelvin Prize (2009)
Zeeman Medal, London Mathematical Society and IMA (2011)
Dirac Medal (2015)
Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (2016),
Giuseppe Occhialini Medal and Prize (2019)

John David Barrow (29 November 1952 – 26 September 2020) was an English cosmologist, theoretical physicist, and mathematician. He was Gresham Professor of Geometry at Gresham College from 2008 to 2011.[1]

Barrow was also a writer of popular science and an amateur playwright.[2]

Barrow died on 27 September 2020 from colon cancer, aged 62.[3]