Reader in Theoretical Physics, Oxford University
Ard Louis leads an interdisciplinary research group on the border between chemistry, physics and biology, focusing on self-assembly and the physics of evolutionary biology. He has taught theoretical chemistry at Cambridge University where he was director of studies in Natural Sciences. He is active in international development issues and helping postgraduate students think Biblically about the world around them.
Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
After receiving his Ph.D at UC Berkeley, Max Tegmark became a research associate with the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik in Munich. In 1996 he headed back to the U.S. as a Hubble Fellow and member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He became a professor at Penn and came to MIT in 2004. Tegmark has received numerous awards, including a Packard Fellowship, Cottrell Scholar Award, NSF Career grant, and shared first prize in Science magazine's "Breakthrough of the Year: 2003."
Head of Physics Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ed Bertschinger is a theoretical astrophysicist whose work focuses on cosmology, gravitation, and relativistic astrophysics. As a member of the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, he leads a research program studying dark energy and dark matter. He and his research students investigate the formation of cosmic structure after the big bang, the physics of dark matter both in the early universe and in forming galaxies, the physics of gravitation in general relativity and alternative theories, and the physical processes governing matter and radiation close to black holes. His group uses a combination of analytical, computational, and statistical methods.