Authorised form of nameMacKay; David John Cameron (1967 - 2016)
Dates1967 - 2016
Place of birthStoke on Trent, England
Date of birth22/04/1967
Date of death14/04/2016
Newcastle-under-Lyme School, Staffordshire (1975-85); BA Natural Sciences (Physics and Theiretical Physics) Triple First, Trinity College Cambridge (1985-88); Ph.D Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, USA (1988-91)
Introduced more efficient types of error-correcting code that are now used in satellite communications, digital broadcasting and magnetic recording.
University Lecturer Department of Physics, Cambridge University (1995-99); Reader in Natural Philosophy, Department of Physics, Cambridge University (1999-2003); Professor of Natural Philosophy, Department of Physics, Cambridge University (2003 - )
Awarded Knight Batchelor [Kt] in New Years Honours Lisr 2016
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election14/05/2009
Age at election42
Royal Society activityLectures:
Royal Society Blackett Memorial Lecture, 29 November 2012, given at the Royal Society
Grants and fellowships:
Royal Society Smithson Research Fellow, Darwin College, Cambridge (1992-95);
Published worksElectronic Book 'Sustainable Energy' 2012,
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA9629
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