Queen's Birthday Honours: Physics professor Jim Al-Khalili from Portsmouth to be made CBE

AN EMINENT physisist and broadcaster from Portsmouth is among those set to receieve an honour from the Queen.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 10:30 pm

Professor Jameel Al-Khalili, more commonly known as Jim Al-Khalili, will be made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire – a CBE – as part of the Queen’s birthday honours this year for services to science and public engagement in STEM.

Southsea resident and former student of the Priory School Prof Al-Khalili, 58, is a well-known professor of physics and professor of public engagement in science at the University of Surrey.

He is a also regular broadcaster and presenter of science programmes on BBC radio and television, and a frequent commentator about science in other British media.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Dr Jim Al-Khalili.

And he has written several books about physics, and most recently a science fiction novel Sunfall.

A message from the Editor, Mark Waldron

You can subscribe here for unlimited access to our online coverage, including Pompey, for 27p a day.