Lecture 1: Classical Quantitative Science
Dr Robert Farr, Unilever/LIMS
Robert Farr read physics at Cambridge (UK), where he won the Clerk Maxwell University Prize for top physicist of his year, then sat the Mathematical Tripos Part III. He did his PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge with Robin Ball. He then became senior research scientist at Unilever R&D, initially in the UK, then briefly in New Jersey, and now divides his time between the UK and the Netherlands.
Lecture 2: Revolutions in Mathematics
Dr Thomas Fink, LIMS/CNRS
Thomas Fink studied physics at Caltech, where he won the Fisher Prize for top physicist, and did his PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge with Robin Ball. He was a Junior Fellow at Caius College, Cambridge, and a postdoc at Ecole Normale Superieure with Bernard Derrida. He is currently a Charge de Recherche in physics in the French CNRS and Director of the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
Lecture 3: Relativity and the Universe
Prof Andrew Green, UCL
Andrew Green did his PhD at Oxford with Alexei Tsvelik, followed by a Lindemann Fellowship at Princeton, a Junior Research Fellowship in Trinity College, Cambridge, and a Royal Society URF in Oxford. From 2003 he was at St Andrews, as Lecturer, Reader and finally Professor. He is currently an EPSRC Leadership Fellow, and became Professor in Theoretical Physics at University College London in 2011
Lecture 4: Quantum Theory
Prof Chris Pickard, UCL/LIMS
Chris Pickard studied physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge and has worked in Cambridge (UK), the National Center for High Performance Computing (Taiwan) and the Universities of Kiel (Germany), Paris 6/7 (France), and St Andrews (Scotland). He is currently an ESPRC Leadership Fellow, and was appointed in 2009 to a Professorship in Physics at University College London.
Lecture 5: DNA and the Human Genome
Prof Brian Sutton, KCL
Brian Sutton studied Chemistry and did his PhD in Molecular Biophysics in Oxford. He held a Royal Society Howe Junior Research Fellowship, a Royal Society University Research Felowship (both in Oxford), and a Nuffield Foundation Research Fellowship (in London). He moved to the Randall Division of King's College London in 1986, where he is now Professor of Molecular Biophysics.
Lecture 6: High Energy Physics
Prof Neil Lambert, KCL
Neil Lambert studied Mathematics and Physics in Toronto, and did his PhD in String Theory and Branes with Paul Townsend in Cambridge in 1996. He held research positions at King's College London, the ENS in Paris, and Rutgers University in the US, a PPARC Advanced Fellowship, and he spends frequent periods at CERN as staff physicist. In 2009 he was appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at King's College London.
Lecture 7: The Science of Information
Prof Mark Girolami, Warwick
Mark Girolami did his PhD in Computer Science in Glasgow, then worked at IBM, HUT (Helsinki), RIKEN (Tokyo), and held Professorships in Computational Intelligence at Paisley and Glasgow. He held EPSRC Advanced and Established Career Research Fellowships, and became Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011. Mark was appointed Professor of Statistics at UCL in 2010, and at Warwick University in 2014.