David Pye (zoologist)


John David Pye (born 1932) is a British zoologist who is an Emeritus Professor of Queen Mary, University of London.[1][2]

Professor Pye is a specialist in animal ultrasound echolocation and light polarisation. He presented the 1985 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on the theme of "Communicating" and has written the textbook Polarised Light in Science and Nature.[3]


  1. ^ "At Home event - biography" (PDF). Institute of Physics. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ Pye, David (March 2014). "But it's obvious!". Physics World. 27 (03): 80–80. doi:10.1088/2058-7058/27/03/49.
  3. ^ Pye, David (2001). Polarised light in science and nature. Philadelphia, Pa.: Institute of Physics. ISBN 9780750306737.