Christoph is the Head of Research at G-Research, a London-based quantitative finance firm and a significant employer of top mathematical talent in the UK. He joined the company after a brief but distinguished career in academic research in condensed matter physics, most recently as a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. Christoph received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1999 and has held postdoctoral positions at Cambridge and ETH Zurich. Originally from Hamburg, Christoph had a passion for mathematics from a young age and won a Silver Medal at the 1992 International Mathematical Olympiad as part of the German team. He now wants to pass on this passion, and to help convey the beauty and excitement of mathematics.