Sir John Royden Maddox, FRS was a Welsh theoretical chemist, turned physicist, and science writer.
18 Facts About John Maddox
John Maddox was an editor of Nature for 22 years, from 1966 to 1973 and 1980 to 1995.
John Royden Maddox was born on 27 November 1925, at Penllergaer near Swansea, Wales.
John Maddox was the son of Arthur Jack Maddox, a furnaceman at an aluminium plant.
From 1949 to 1955 Maddox lectured in theoretical physics at the University of Manchester.
John Maddox then became the science correspondent at The Manchester Guardian, a post he held until 1964.
John Maddox was director of the Nuffield Foundation from 1975 to 1979.
John Maddox concluded that the book should not be burned but placed "among the literature of intellectual aberrations".
John Maddox elaborated in a 1994 BBC documentary on Sheldrake's theory:.
John Maddox is remembered for his opposition to the notion that AIDS is not caused by the HIV virus.
Sir John Maddox is known throughout the world as an outstanding editor and contributor to Nature.
John Maddox was Editor from 1966 to 1973, and from 1980 to 1996.
John Maddox is the author of five books, and many scientific contributions to newspapers and journals.
John Maddox has contributed regularly to broadcasting and television, and has a notable record of public service.
John Maddox has made an outstanding contribution to science both in the UK and internationally and since his retirement from Nature has continued to contribute to science policy.
John Maddox was a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association, and a trustee of Sense about Science.
John Maddox lived in London, and spent time at his cottage near Brecon in Wales, where he and his wife, Brenda John Maddox, were involved in the local community.
John Maddox had two previous children with Nancy Fanning King, and two children with Lois Barton.