Professor Andrews is Dean at the University of Cape Town. Prior to joining UCT, she was the President and Dean at Albany Law School, USA and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the City University of New York. Penelope’s research is focused on equality and human rights.
Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was named a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s 2002 Birthday Honours List for services to economics. He has the rare distinction of being a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society and a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences. Sir Partha divides his time between New College of the Humanities and Cambridge, where he is the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics.
Michal Feldman is a Professor of computer science in the Blavatnik School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University and a researcher at Microsoft Research (MSR) Herzliya. Her research focuses on the intersection of computer science, game theory and microeconomics.
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Patrick is Andrew W. Mellon Professor at Princeton, Patrick Geary’s work extends over a vast range of topics in medieval history, both chronologically and conceptually—from religiosity and social memory to language, ethnicity, social structure, and political organization.
2004 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Professor Gross is Permanent Member and holder of the Chancellor's Chair Santa Barbara, U.S.A. and Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Professor Gungwu is an internationally renowned historian famed for his scholarship on the history of the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia, as well as the history and civilisation of China and Southeast Asia. He was a history professor at the University of Malaya and the Australian National University and the vice-chancellor at the University of Hong Kong. He is currently a professor emeritus at the Australian National University, and University Professor of the National University of Singapore.
Professor Julius is a highly regarded litigation lawyer – currently Deputy Chairman of Mishcon de Reya (UK) and an acknowledged legal expert on defamation, privacy and reputation management. He is also a noted scholar and author who has written extensively on law, literature, art, and culture. Professor Julius has recently joined UCL as the inaugural Chair in Law and the Arts.
Gil Kalai is the Henry and Manya Noskwith Professor of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Professor of mathematics and of computer science at Yale University.
Professor Lehn is 1987 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, together with Donald Cram and Charles J. Pedersen. Jean-Marie is Professor at the University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS), Honorary Professor at the Collège de France in Paris and Emeritus Professor at the University of Strasbourg.
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Atul N. Parikh is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at the University of California, Davis. In 2011, he assumed Visiting Professorship in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. His research interests include fundamental and applied research in areas spanning soft biomimetic matter and synthetic biology
Professor Rabinovici is a behavioral neurologist and clinician-scientist at the University of California San Francisco. His work applies advanced brain imaging techniques to investigate the biological mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, and to improve the diagnosis and care of patients suffering from these illnesses. He holds the Edward Fein and Pearl Landrith Distinguished Professorship in Memory & Aging.
Professor Rank conducts research on numerical mechanics and building informatics. He is Director of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of TUM Munich having been First Vice President of TUM from 2002-8, founding Director of the International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) (2006), Chairman of the University Council of TU Dortmund (2007) and Director of the TUM Graduate School from 2008-13.
Professor Rothstein is an internationally acclaimed Swedish political scientist who holds the August Röhss Chair in Political Science at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He is a member of the Swedish Government's Advisory Board for Research Policy. Rothstein is a contributor to Swedish public debate about politics and academic freedom, and his research interests include comparative quality of government institutions, social capital, and political corruption.
Professor Spiro is Vice-President of the French Physical Society and President Designate of the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics, and was President of CERN council 2010-2013. Research in particle physics led him to participate in the discovery of intermediary W and Z bosons (UA1 experiment) and he was also involved in the study of particles from the cosmos, participating in the Gallex experiment detecting solar neutrinos and searching for dark matter (Eros) in the brown dwarf experiment.
Professor West is Distinguished Professor and Past President of the Santa Fe Institute, a visiting Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, London, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and an associate fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University. He is a theoretical physicist whose primary interests are fundamental questions in physics, especially those concerning the elementary particles, their interactions and cosmological implications.
Professor Yonath is the director of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly of the Weizmann Institute of Science. She is 2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry for her studies on the structure and function of the ribosome.