Science and Technology

Science and Technology

Dr Lyn Evans CBE (Physics, 1970)
Led the international project to build CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s highest energy particle accelerator, from its inception through to its start-up on 10 September 2008


Colin Pilinger CBE (BSc and PhD Chemistry 1965/1968)
Planetary Scientist. Part of the Apollo Lunar Programme in 1968, analysing samples from the mission. Consortium leader and lead scientist for Beagle 2, a UK-led project to land a spacecraft on Mars


Graham Ryder (Geology, 1970) (1949-2002)
Geologist and lunar scientist working at the NASA Johnson Space Centre. Pioneered many of the most important concepts about the Moon and its evolution. Posthumously awarded the Barringer Medal in 2003 for his work in planetary science


Andy Hopper CBE (Computer Technology, 1974)
Co-founder of Acorn Computers Ltd. Currently Professor of Computer Technology at Cambridge University and Head of the Computer Laboratory


Sir John Meurig Thomas (Chemistry, 1954)
World-leading chemist renowned for his work in catalysis. Former Head of the Department of Physical Chemistry at Cambridge University and Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Currently an Honorary Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge


Dame Jean Olwen Thomas (BSc & PhD Chemistry 1964/1967)
Currently Professor of Macromolecular Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge. First female Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge