List of University of Edinburgh people

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List of University of Edinburgh people is a list of notable graduates and former faculty of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The University is associated with 20 Nobel Prize winners[1] and three Prime Ministers.

Politics and government[edit]

Heads of state and heads of government[edit]

Royalty[edit]

Judges[edit]

Sciences[edit]

Chemists[edit]

Geologists[edit]

Informatics[edit]

Mathematicians, physicists, engineers[edit]

Medics and biologists[edit]

Other[edit]

Nobel laureates[edit]

Edinburgh University has links with 20 Nobel laureates.[3] They have been affiliated with the university as students, researchers, administrators and professors, and they have won Nobel Prizes in all categories.[4][5]

  • Edward Victor Appleton (Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh University, 1949-1965), Nobel laureate in Physics (1947)
  • Charles Glover Barkla (Professor, 1913-1944), Nobel laureate in Physics (1917)
  • Max Born (Tait Professor of Natural Philosophy, 1936-1953), Nobel laureate in Physics (1954)
  • Winston Churchill (Rector, 1929-1932), Nobel Prize in Literature (1954)
  • Peter C. Doherty (PhD 1970), Nobel laureate in Medicine (1996)
  • Robert G. Edwards (PhD 1955), Nobel laureate in Medicine (2010)
  • Alexander Fleming (Rector, 1951-1954), Nobel laureate in Medicine (1945)
  • James Mirrlees (MA Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, 1954-1957), Nobel laureate in Economics (1996)
  • Peter D. Mitchell (Professor, 1955-1963), Nobel laureate in Chemistry (1978)
  • Hermann Muller (Professor, 1937-1940), Nobel laureate in Medicine (1946)
  • Paul Nurse (Post Doctorate researcher, 1973-1979), Nobel laureate in Medicine (2001)
  • Joseph Rotblat (Montague Visiting Professor of International Relations, 1975-1976),[6][7] Nobel peace prize laureate in 1995
  • Randy Schekman (spent a year at the university as an undergraduate student),[8][9] Nobel laureate in Medicine (2013)
  • Igor Tamm (undergraduate student, 1913-1914), Nobel laureate in Physics (1958)
  • Alexander R. Todd (Professor, 1934-1936), Nobel laureate in Chemistry (1957)
  • Vincent du Vigneaud (Post Doctorate fellow, 1929), Nobel laureate in Chemistry (1955)
  • Kurt Wuthrich (Visiting Professor, 1997-2000), Nobel laureate in Chemistry (2002),
  • Peter Higgs (Lecturer in Mathematical Physics 1960-1970, Reader 1970-1980, Professor 1980-96, Emeritus professor 1996 - present) Nobel laureate in Physics (2013)
  • May-Britt Moser (Post-doctoral researcher 1994-1996), Nobel laureate in Medicine (2014)
  • Edvard Moser (Post-doctoral researcher 1994-1996, Honorary Professor), Nobel laureate in Medicine (2014)

Arts[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Literature and music[edit]

Media and the arts[edit]

Historians, philosophers, theologians and academics[edit]

Other[edit]

Business and economics[edit]

Sports[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

University Officials[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Edinburgh University Honorary Professor awarded Nobel Prize". The Student. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Robert Moorhead, "William Budd and typhoid fever". Retrieved March 7, 2010. J R Soc Med. 2002 November; 95(11): 561–564.
  3. ^ "Edinburgh University Honorary Professor awarded Nobel Prize". The Student. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Famous alumni". Edinburgh University. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nobel for IVF pioneer". Edinburgh University. Retrieved 19 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Joseph Rotblat - Biographical". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sir Joseph Rotblat". The Scotsman. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Randy Schekman, molecular biologist and UCLA alumnus, wins 2013 Nobel Prize". University of California, Los Angeles. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Profile of Randy Schekman: Reflections on his first year as PNAS Editor-in-Chief". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.scottish-places.info/people/famousfirst2379.html