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List of British Jewish scientists

List of British Jewish scientists is a list that includes scientists from the United Kingdom and its predecessor states who are or were Jewish or of Jewish descent.


  • Physicists 1
  • Chemists 2
  • Biologists 3
  • Mathematicians and statisticians 4
  • Computer scientists 5
  • Economists 6
  • Social scientists 7
  • See also 8
  • Footnotes 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "In 1946 Dennis Gabor became a naturalized British citizen."
"study at the university was open to him, despite being a Jew ... Kurti became a naturalized British citizen just before the outbreak of the Second World War"
Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "son of Lithuanian-Jewish immigrants"


father of Prof. James Neuberger, Lord Justice Sir David Neuberger and Prof. Michael Neuberger, and father-in-law of Julia Neuberger


Mathematicians and statisticians

Computer scientists


Social scientists

"You are a Jewish, Zimbabwean, Mancunian philosopher... I have lived in Manchester more than half my life and am very much at home here."

See also


  1. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, art. Alfonsi, Petrus
  2. ^ Fred Pruyn, Infinite Potential: The Life and Times of David Bohm, on Accessed 13 April 2006.
  3. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born of Jewish parents in Vienna"
  4. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born in Linz, Austria, of Jewish parents"
  5. ^ [100]: "Birthplace: Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia ... Religion: Jewish" accessed 8 Feb 2007
  6. ^ Friedenwald, H. (1946), Jewish Luminaries in Medical History
  7. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "naturalised British subject, 1910"; [101]
  8. ^ From web site of Amnesty: "Professor Edith Bulbring Born in Germany 1903, Jewish mother". Accessed 6 March 2007.
  9. ^ Interview by Australian Academy of Sciences: "An Austrian Jew's entry into the British Empire"; accessed 11 November 2006.
  10. ^ Jewish Chronicle Obituary, 25 October 2007
  11. ^ Paralympics on refers to "Ludwig Guttman, a Jewish neurologist and refugee from Nazi Germany". Accessed 16 April 2006.
  12. ^ Jewish Chronicle, 8 January 1999, p.6: "Three Jewish knights feature among the New Year honours: ... Nichola Serota ... John Krebs ... Victor Blank."
  13. ^ "Driving force of city university's growth": Western Daily Press 19 July 2006: "the family is Jewish".
  14. ^ a b c article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  15. ^ Death notices in Jewish Chronicle, 15 November 1996 p 31; confirms Sidney Hart was his uncle
  16. ^ [102]: "These include the papers of Anglo-Jewish leaders, such as Selig Brodetsky"
  17. ^ The TimesObituary in "he was born in Hamburg in 1924 to Jewish parents" Accessed 9 July 2008.
  18. ^ Jewish: [103]; British: Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "became naturalised British citizen, 1947"
  19. ^ Obituary, Jewish Chronicle, 6 Oct. 1978, p.32
  20. ^ Obituary in LSE Magazine, Vol 19 no.2 Winter 2007, p.45
  21. ^ Two Jewish parents: Stephan Körner (JYB 2005 p215) and Edith Körner
  22. ^ Flade, Roland. The Lehmans: From Rimpar to the New World: A Family History, 2nd Enlarged Ed., 1999; reviewed by the American Jewish Historical Society. Accessed 14 Nov 2006.
  23. ^ Hayek's Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek - Pg 145
  24. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  25. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "Elias, as a Jew, sought refuge first in Paris (1933–5), and then in London (from 1935), eventually becoming a British citizen in 1952"
  26. ^ [104] "Mr. Herman Finer, an Englishman, Jewish"
  27. ^ Jewish Chronicle obituary, 25 June 1993, p.15
  28. ^ Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd ed.
  29. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "An unbaptized Jew"
  30. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "of Jewish parentage"
  31. ^ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "the only child of prosperous Jewish parents"


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