Professor Andrew Evans, Professor of Physics at Aberystwyth University, is internationally recognised for his work in experimental physics with a focus on surface and materials science. He is equally passionate about improving access to science, especially in Wales, as shown by committed work with schools, science festivals and the National Eisteddfod.
Born and raised in Blackwood, Professor Rachel Evans is Professor of Materials Chemistry at Cambridge University. Her work on new photoactive materials has several important applications: the start-up company she co-founded, Senoptica, designs tools that allow non-invasive monitoring of food protective packaging. This can even be used at the point of retail, with significant potential for reducing food waste.
Timothy Jones, Emeritus Professor at the University of Liverpool and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow, has made outstanding contributions to Quantum Field Theory through his research on radiative corrections. Professor Jones performed the first higher loop calculation in non-abelian gauge theories using dimensional regularization and pioneered the use of a modification of dimensional regularization known as dimensional reduction. Professor Jones has also made significant contributions to lattice gauge theory, supersymmetric model building, phenomenology, cosmology, and condensed matter physics.
Christopher Michael, Emeritus Professor at the University of Liverpool, is a theoretical particle physicist. Professor Michael has a significant and sustained research record in the development and application of innovative computational techniques to solve the quantum field theory of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) by focussing on exploring the predicted spectrum of hadrons. His publication record is exceptional, including some of the UK’s highest-cited works in the field.
Professor Roberts, one of the world’s leading Quaternary geochronologists, is Director of Research Excellence and Impact for Aberystwyth University. She leads a world-renowned luminescence research laboratory which is one of the best equipped in the world and has a unique measurement capability. Professor Roberts’ current research includes using lake sediments in Africa to provide clues to human evolution, innovation, and the dispersal of our human ancestors.