Robert May, Baron May of Oxford

Australian scientist who has been Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government (1936-2020)

Robert McCredie May, Baron May of Oxford, OM, AC, FRS, FAA, FTSE, FRSN, HonFAIB (8 January 1936 – 28 April 2020) was an Australian scientist. He was President of the Royal Society from 2000 to 2005.[3] He is a professor at the University of Sydney and Princeton University. He was a crossbench (independent) member of the House of Lords from 2001 until his retirement in 2017.

The Lord May of Oxford

Robert McCredie May

(1936-01-08)8 January 1936[1]
Died28 April 2020(2020-04-28) (aged 84)
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
Judith Feiner (m. 1962)
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical ecology
InstitutionsImperial College London
University of Oxford
Harvard University
ThesisInvestigations towards an understanding of superconductivity (1959)

May was a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and an appointed member of the council of the British Science Association. He was also a member of the advisory council for the Campaign for Science and Engineering.[4]

May died on 28 April 2020 at a nursing home in Oxford of pneumonia caused by Alzheimer's disease, aged 84.[5][6]

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  1. MAY OF OXFORD, Baron. Who's Who. Vol. 2017 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help)   (subscription required)
  2. "List of Fellows". Royal Academy of Engineering. Archived from the original on 2016-06-08. Retrieved 2019-04-27.
  3. Bradbury, Jane (2000). "Sir Robert May: A new face at the Royal Society". The Lancet. 356 (9227): 406–736. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(05)73556-X. PMID 10972381. S2CID 34829440.
  4. "Advisory Council of the Campaign for Science and Engineering". Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  5. "Robert May, former UK chief scientist and chaos theory pioneer, dies aged 84". the Guardian. 2020-04-29. Retrieved 2020-04-29.
  6. "Robert May, an Uncontainable 'Big Picture' Scientist, Dies at 84". The New York Times. 12 May 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2020.