World Scientific Remembers Professor Tom Kibble
Leading British physicist and World Scientific author, Professor Tom Kibble, has died at the age of 83, according to an announcement from Imperial College London.
Most noted for his early work on the Higgs mechanism and Higgs boson with Gerald Guralnik and C. R. Hagen in 1964, Prof Kibble was a distinguished theoretical physicist whose work illuminated quantum field theory, especially the interface between particle physics and cosmology.
Despite the controversial decision not to include him in the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics, Prof Kibble has been honoured for his work through the decades. Prestigious institutions in the field of physics and science, such as the American Physical Society and the Royal Society, have recognised the impact of his research and work through awards that range from the 2010 J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics to the Hughes Medal. He was also knighted in 2014 for his services to physics.
Two of Prof Kibble's important publications with World Scientific, Classical Mechanics (5th Edition) and Symmetry and Fundamental Physics: Tom Kibble at 80, best capture the spectrum of his research interests and work.