Prof Ulf Leonhardt, School of Physics & Astronomy
University of St Andrews, UK
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Speaker Biography (Ulf Leonhardt)
Ulf Leonhardt is the Chair in Theoretical Physics at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. In 2006 Scientific American listed him among the top 50 policy business and research leaders of the world for his work on invisibility devices. In 2008 he received a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and in 2009 a Theo Murphy Blue Skies Award. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Ulf Leonhardt enjoys imaginative research that connects the practical aspects of physics with abstract ideas, thoughts and stories, and bridges several areas of physics.
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St Andrews is Scotland's first University and the third oldest in the UK. For almost six centuries, we have proudly upheld the tradition of academic excellence, attracting scholars of international repute and students from all over the world.
Today, we continue to offer the latest in teaching and research, all within a superbly picturesque mediaeval setting. Although St Andrews is not a campus University, it has grown and developed with the town and is now comfortably integrated.
Owing to the size of St Andrews, students feel they belong here and enjoy the benefits of studying at a highly residential University where academic and social lives intermingle.