Lord Rees in discussion with Trinity in Japan
Lord Rees in discussion with Trinity in Japan on 31 July 2020. Topics discussed included the recent Nobel Prize for Didier Queloz, existential risks to humanity, exoplanets and extraterrestrial life, the possibility and conditions on planet Mars and on other planets and exoplanets, and experimental programs to detect extraterrestrial life, and the current situation at Trinity College Cambridge in the virus crisis.
Lord Martin Rees achieved many discoveries in astrophysics and astronomy including the origin of cosmic background radiation black holes, quasars, and gamma ray bursts. Martin is Astronomer Royal, was Master of Trinity College, and was President of the Royal Society. Over his long career and today, Martin had and has many important leadership positions, and has received many prizes and distinctions.
Venki Ramakrishnan in discussion with Trinity in Japan
Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Prize 2009 in Chemistry for “studies of the structure and function of the ribosome”, President of the Royal Society in discussion with Trinity in Japan on 28 August 2020. Moderated by Gerhard Fasol. Venki discusses
- his work on the Ribosome,
- his work as President of the Royal Society (UK’s Academy of Science)
- his thoughts on what makes research institutions excellent
- and his thoughts on the virus crisis and how to live with the virus, and steps to overcome this health crisis.
Professor Didier Queloz in discussion with Trinity in Japan
Professor Queloz, an astronomer, was born in Switzerland and studied at the University of Geneva. He also received a doctorate there in 1995. His supervisor was Michel Mayor, and their work led to the discovery for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2019.
Professor Queloz, very generously agreed to hold a video discussion with Trinity in Japan in November 2020.
Dame Sarah Worthington in discussion with Trinity in Japan
After beginning her career in science, Dame Sarah switched her interests to law and progressed to senior lecturer, reader and Professor of Law and Pro-Director at London School of Economics (LSE). In 2011, Dame Sarah moved to Cambridge as Downing Professor of the Laws of England at Cambridge University, and she founded the Cambridge Private Law Centre where she is also Director. Dame Sarah was elected Fellow of Trinity in 2011. Dame Sarah’s focus is private law – company law, commercial law and equity.
Professor Sir Gregory Winter in discussion with Trinity in Japan
Sir Gregory, former Master of Trinity College, is both scientist and entrepreneur. As a researcher, he humanised antibodies for therapies using phage display, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018. As entrepreneur, Sir Gregory founded and built the companies Cambridge Antibody Technology, Bicycle Therapeutics and Domantis. His work is behind globally top-selling human antibody drugs with a big and pioneering impact on global health.
Professor Huw Price in discussion with Trinity in Japan
Huw Price is emeritus Bertrand Russell Professor for Philosophy at Cambridge University, co-Founder with Lord Martin Rees of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge, and emeritus Fellow of Trinity College.
Lord Eatwell in discussion with Trinity in Japan
Lord John Eatwell discusses the economist Piero Sraffa with Trinity in Japan moderated by Gerhard Fasol. Lord John Eatwell was Fellow of Trinity College, Lecturer at the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Economics and Politics, Professor of Financial Policy at the Cambridge Judge Business School, and President of Queens’ College, Cambridge.