Sir George Paget Thomson FRS (1892-1975)
Professor of Physics 1930-1952
Fellow of Imperial College, 1955
Awarded the Nobel Prize (joint award) in 1937 for his contribution to experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals.
Lord Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, FRS (1897-1974)
Professor of Physics 1953-65
Fellow of Imperial College, 1967
Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1948 for his development of the Wilson cloud chamber method, and his discoveries therewith in the fields of nuclear physics and cosmic radiation.
Dennis Gabor FRS (1900-1979)
Professor of Electron Physics 1958-67
Fellow of Imperial College, 1970
Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1971for his invention and development of the holographic method.
Abdus Salam (1926-1996)
Professor of Theoretical Physics 1957-1996
(Emeritus Professor 1993)
Fellow of Imperial College, 1994
Awarded the Nobel Prize (joint award) in 1979 for his contribution to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including interalia the prediction of the weak neutral current. View more about Abdus Salam.
Sir Walter Norman Haworth, FRS (1883-1950)
Senior Demonstrator in Chemistry 1956
Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1937 for his research into the constitution of carbohydrates and vitamin C. (The award for 1937 was shared 1911-12 with Paul Karrer).
Sir Cyril Norman Hinshelwood FRS (1897-1967)
Senior Research Fellow Imperial College, 1964-1967
Awarded the Nobel Prize (joint award) in1956 for his contribution to research into the mechanisms of chemical reactions.
Sir George Porter FRS (1920-2002)
Visiting Professor, Department of Biology 1978-2002
Fellow of Imperial College, 1987
Awarded the Nobel Prize (joint award) in1967 for his contribution to studies of extremely fast chemical reactions, effected by disturbing the equilibrium by means of very short pulses of energy.
Sir Derek Barton FRS (1918-1998)
Professor of Organic Chemistry 1957-1978
Fellow of Imperial College, 1980 (Emeritus Professor 1978)
Awarded the Nobel Prize (joint award) in 1969 for his contribution to the development of the concept of conformation and its applications in chemistry.
Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson FRS (1921-1996)
BSc Chemistry 1939 - 1941
PhD in Chemistry 1941 - 1943
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry 1956-1996 (Emeritus Professor 1988)
Fellow of Imperial College, 1993
Awarded the Nobel Prize (joint award) in 1973 for pioneering work, performed independently on the chemistry of the organometallic so called sandwich compounds.
Physiology or Medicine
Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins FRS (1861-1947)
Student RSM c.1881-1883
Awarded the Nobel Prize (joint award) in 1929 for his discovery of the growth stimulating vitamins.
Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955)
Professor of Bacteriology 1928-1948
St Mary's Hospital Medical School
Awarded the Nobel Prize jointly with Sir Ernst Chain and Sir Howard Florey in 1945 for discovering Penicillin.
Sir Ernst Boris Chain FRS (1906-1979)
Professor of Biochemistry 1961-73
Fellow of Imperial College, 1978
Awarded the Nobel Prize (joint award) in 1945 for the discovery of Penicillin and its curative effect in various infection diseases.
Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley FRS (1917-2012)
Fellow of Imperial College, 1980
Awarded the Nobel Prize (joint award) in 1963 for discoveries concerning the ionic mechanisms involved in excitations and inhibition in the peripheral and central portions of the nerve cell membrane.
Rodney Robert Porter (1917-1985)
Pfizer Professor of Immunology,
St Mary's Hospital Medical School 1960-1967
Awarded the Nobel Prize in 1972 for his research on the chemical structure of antibodies.