Peter Goddard CBE FRS joins MWUK Advisory Panel
We are delighted to announce that Professor Peter Goddard CBE FRS has agreed to join the MWUK advisory panel.
Peter Goddard is an Emeritus Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton,having served as its Director from 2004 to 2012, and a Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge. A mathematical physicist, he has made pioneering contributions to string theory and quantum field theory, which were recognized by the award in 1997 of the Dirac Medal of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, shared with David Olive.
Formerly Master of St. John’s College, from 1994 to 2004, and Professor of Theoretical Physics in the University of Cambridge, he played a key role in the establishment of the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, and served as its first Deputy Director.
He also led the planning and fund-raising for the University of Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences, which re-housed the university’s departments of mathematics and theoretical physics alongside the Isaac Newton Institute, creating one of the world’s
largest centers for research and teaching in the mathematical sciences.
Throughout twenty-nine years teaching in Cambridge, he was involved in developing and initiating outreach projects, including the Millennium Mathematics Project. He has served on the governing bodies both of several schools in the UK, including as chair at
Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, and of institutes for advanced study around the world. He was chair of the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate, the parent body of OCR, from 1998 to 2003, and President of the London Mathematical