Graham Ross 1944-2021

1st November 2021

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We are sad to announce that Professor Graham Ross, Emeritus Fellow in Physics, died suddenly on 31 October 2021.

Graham joined the Theoretical Physics faculty in 1984 and was elected to a fellowship at Wadham College.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1991 and was awarded the prestigious Dirac Medal by the Institute of Physics in 2012 for developing the Standard Model of fundamental particles and forces, and theories beyond the Standard Model that led to insights into the origins and nature of the universe. 

Graham made many important contributions to theoretical particle physics, including the first prediction of gluon jets at electron-positron colliders, the prediction of the electroweak mixing angle from grand unified theories, the application of supersymmetry to the Standard Model, and to the interaction of particle physics and inflationary cosmology.

His death is a sad loss to the College and the scientific community and our thoughts are with his wife and family at this difficult time.