Professor Graham Farquhar, OA, FAA, FRS, NAS

Professor of Biology, Australian National University

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Professor Farquhar is one of a relatively small number of plant scientists who brings to his research a background in both physics and biology. Graham’s interests include photosynthesis, its interactions with nitrogen and water use of plants, stomatal physiology and their impact on global environmental change. 

Professor Geoffrey Parker, FBA

Distinguished University Professor and Andreas Dorpalen Professor of European History, Ohio State University

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Professor Parker studied history at Christ’s College Cambridge, where he received a BA, PhD, and Litt.D. He specializes in the social, political, and military history of Europe between 1500 and 1650, with special reference to Spain and its empire.

Professor Richard Ellis

Steele Professor of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology

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Professor Ellis works primarily in observational cosmology addressing issues related to the nature of the world model, the origin and evolution of galaxies, the growth of large scale structure and the nature and distribution of dark matter.

Professor Brett Finlay

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia thumb brett-finlay

Carnegie Centenary Professor 2015, University of Glasgow

Professor Finlay's research interests are focussed on host-pathogen interactions, at the molecular level. By combining cell biology with microbiology, he has been at the forefront of the emerging field called Cellular Microbiology, making several fundamental discoveries in this field, and publishing over 300 papers.

Professor Douglas N. C. Lin

Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz

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Professor Lin's principal research interests are in the origin of the solar system, star formation, astrophysical fluid dynamics, dynamics of stellar clusters, structure of galaxies, active galactic nuclei, and galaxy formation.

Professor Eric Richards

Emeritus Professor of History, Flinders University, Australia

Carnegie Centenary Professor 2014, University of the Highlands and Islands thumb eric-richards

Professor Eric Richards specialises in history of migration, especially from Scotland to Australia.

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