John Polkinghorne

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John Polkinghorne

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Polkinghorne in 2007
President of Queens' College, Cambridge
In office
1988–1996
Preceded byRonald Oxburgh
Succeeded byLord Eatwell
Personal details
Born
John Charlton Polkinghorne

(1930-10-16)16 October 1930
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England
Died9 March 2021(2021-03-09) (aged 90)
Cambridge, England
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Spouse(s)
Ruth Polkinghorne (m. 1955)
Awards
Ecclesiastical career
ReligionChristianity (Anglican)
ChurchChurch of England
Ordained
  • 1981 (deacon)
  • 1982 (priest)
Offices held
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Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
ThesisContributions to Quantum Field Theory (1955)
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John Charlton Polkinghorne KBE FRS (16 October 1930 – 9 March 2021) was an English theoretical physicist, theologian, and Anglican priest. He was Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Cambridge from 1968 to 1979. He became an ordained Anglican priest in 1982. He was the president of Queens' College, Cambridge, from 1988 until 1996.

Polkinghorne died on 9 March 2021 at the age of 90.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Polkinghorne, John (15 December 1986). "Gell-Mann Opened My Eyes". The Scientist. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  2. Losch 2009, p. 91.
  3. Losch 2018, p. 98.
  4. Losch 2009, p. 103.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Williams, Stephen (2018). "John Polkinghorne on the Doctrine of Creation". Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding. Deerfield, Illinois: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  6. Losch 2009, p. 92; Polkinghorne 1994, p. 47.
  7. Watkins 2012, p. 217.
  8. Hefner 2001, p. 234.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "DAMTP Theses". Cambridge, England: University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  10. "College Announcement". Queens' College, Cambridge. 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.