‘Live to Work or Work to Live' - Professor Russell Cowburn FRS

Friday 27 September 2019
Venue: Granta Centre, Granta Park, Cambridge
Granta Lunchtime Talks - The second in a series of free quarterly lunch-time talks by eminent academics on science, technology and big theological or philosophical questions.

Professor of Experimental Physics, Department of Physics, Cambridge University

Most scientists are deeply engaged in their work and spend huge numbers of hours in their labs and still turn scientific problems over in their minds when not working. I know this because I am one such scientist!’ 

In this talk Professor Cowburn describes a Christian view of work and gives examples of how this influences his professional scientific life. 

Friday 27th Sept from 12.00 – 13.00 in the Granta Centre, Granta Park

Complimentary buffet provided - all are welcome to attend 

Prof. Cowburn holds an MA, PhD and ScD in Physics from Cambridge University and has held positions at Durham University, Imperial College London and the Université Paris-Sud, France. 

He leads a large research team within the Cavendish Laboratory, researching nanotechnology, magnetism, electronics and optics. 

He has had over 60 patents granted and is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences. He is the winner of the GSK Westminster Medal and Prize, the Degussa Science to Business Award, the Hermes International Technology Award and the Institute of Physics Paterson Medal and Prize. 

In 2009 his research was recognised by the European Union by the award of a 2.8 million Euros ERC Advanced Investigator Grant, given only to the highest level of international research. Professor Cowburn was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2010.