Prof. Ton Coolen is a Fellow at the London Institute and Professor of Applied Mathematics at King’s College London. He studied theoretical physics at the University of Utrecht and did postdocs at the Biophysics Research Institute in Utrecht and at the Theoretical Physics department in Oxford with Prof. David Sherrington. At King’s College London he created the disordered systems group. Prof. Coolen develops new mathematical methods for the study of heterogeneous many-variable systems and complex non-equilibrium processes in physics, biology, economics, computer science and modern cancer research.