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Dennis Sciama

Dennis William Siahou Sciama

(1926-11-18)18 November 1926
Died 18/19 December 1999 (aged 73)
Nationality British
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Known for Cosmology
Spouse(s) Lidia Dina (1959–1999; his death; 2 children)
Awards Faraday Medal (1991) Guthrie Medal and Prize (1991)
Scientific career
Fields Gravitation
Institutions University of Oxford
University of Cambridge
Cornell University
Harvard University
King's College, London
University of Texas at Austin
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
Scuola Normale Superiore
Doctoral advisor Paul Dirac
Doctoral students
Influenced Roger Penrose

Dennis William Siahou Sciama, FRS (/ʃiˈæmə/; 18 November 1926 – 18/19 December 1999) was a British physicist. He was an important scientist for the development of British physics after the Second World War.

He was the PhD supervisor to many famous cosmologists, including Stephen Hawking, Martin Rees and David Deutsch. He is seen as one of the fathers of modern cosmology.

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