David J. C. MacKay

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Sir David MacKay
Born

David John Cameron MacKay
(1967-04-22)22 April 1967

[1]
Stoke-on-Trent, England
Died 14 April 2016(2016-04-14) (aged 48)
Cambridge, England
Fields
Institutions
Alma mater
Doctoral advisor John Hopfield
Doctoral students
  • Ryan Adams[3]
  • Hanna Wallach[4]
  • David Stern[3]
  • Oliver Stegle[3]
  • Philipp Hennig[3]
  • Carl Scheffler[3]
Known for
Notable awards

Sir David John Cameron MacKay, FRS, FInstP, FICE (22 April 1967 – 14 April 2016)[2] was a British physicist, mathematician, and academic. He was the Regius Professor of Engineering in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge[4] and from 2009 to 2014 was Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).[6] Before being appointed to the DECC, MacKay was most well known as author of the book Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air.[5][7][8]

MacKay died of stomach cancer in Cambridge, England on 14 April 2016, aged 48.

References[change | change source]

  1. David MacKay (7 February 2010). "Biography – David J.C. MacKay". web homepage. University of Cambridge. http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/mackay/bio.html. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "MacKAY, Prof. David John Cameron". Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press. http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whoswho/U249995.(subscription needed)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 MacKay's personal group website in Cambridge, 22 April 2014, http://www.inference.eng.cam.ac.uk/is/
  4. 4.0 4.1 David MacKay (7 July 2012). "David J.C. MacKay FRS". web homepage. University of Cambridge. http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/mackay/. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mackay, David (2009). Sustainable Energy: Without the Hot Air. UIT Cambridge. ISBN 0-9544529-3-3. http://www.withouthotair.com/.
  6. DECC confirms MacKay as new low-carbon advisor, BusinessGreen, 3 September 2009, http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/1802151/decc-confirms-mackay-low-carbon-advisor, retrieved 29 December 2011
  7. "Britons of the Year", The Daily Telegraph (London): 15, 29 December 2009, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/review-of-2009/6904065/Britons-of-the-Year-2009.html
  8. "What Will It Take to Save the Earth?" 26 April 2012 by Joel E. Cohen in The New York Review of Books