Short CV/Education and training

  • 1971 – 1974
    BA Theoretical Physics University of Cambridge

  • 1974 – 1977
    PhD University of Cambridge

  • 1977 – 1981
    Postdoctoral research, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University USA

  • 1981 – 1983
    SRC Research Fellowship, Department of Materials Science

  • 1983 – 1985
    Royal Society University Research Fellowship Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge

  • 1985 – 1995
    Lecturer Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge

  • 1995 – 1998
    Reader Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge

  • Since 1998
    Professor of Experimental Physics Cavendish Laboratory University of Cambridge

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • FRS, Fellow of Academia Europaea and EURASC

  • Trustee of the Science Museum (London)

  • Member ERC Scientific Council

Media coverage

Additional qualifications

  • Master of Churchill College


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Science policy


Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married with two children (adult)


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