Sir Christopher H. Llewellyn Smith
Director of Energy Research
University of Oxford
1967, Doctorate, Oxford. Formerly with the Lebedev Physical Institute, Academy of Sciences, Moscow; then with CERN and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; 1974, with Oxford. 1987-92, Chairman, Oxford Physics; 1994-98, Director-General, CERN; 1999-2002, Provost and President, University College London; 2003-08, Director, UKAEA Culham, responsible for the UK's fusion programme and for operation of the Joint European Torus (JET). Currently Director of Energy Research, Oxford University; President of the Council, SESAME (Synchrotron light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East); Visiting Professor, Oxford Physics Department. Former Chairman: Council, ITER; Consultative Committee, Euratom on Fusion; Advisory Committee, Mathematics Education; CERN Scientific Policy Committee. Former: Vice-President, Royal Society; Member, UK Prime Minister's Advisory Committee on Science and Technology. Has written and spoken widely on science funding, international scientific collaboration and energy issues. Recipient of awards and honours.