Russell Cowburn, Monday 7th November, 9:45am for 10am, St Francis Church, Salisbury
Russell Cowburn is Professor of Experimental Physics and a fellow of Darwin College at the University of Cambridge and has research interests in nanotechnology and its application to magnetism, electronics, optics and healthcare. His current research projects include working with Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge to develop a diagnostic test for kidney cancer. Before returning to Cambridge in 2010 he held positions at the CNRS Paris, University of Durham and Imperial College London. He is the founder of three start-up companies and the inventor of the anti-counterfeiting technology ‘Laser Surface Authentication’. He has published around 160 scientific papers, has had over 60 patents granted and is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society. He speaks frequently to church groups about the relationship between science and Christian faith and is a trustee of the Faraday Institute, the University of Cambridge’s think tank on science and faith. He is married to Rebecca and lives just outside of Cambridge, where he is strongly involved in his local church, playing the organ, leading services and preaching.