Matthew Turner


Brief history

Following some great advice from John Chalker I decided to do a PhD in theoretical soft condensed matter physics. I was extremely lucky to have Mike Cates (recently appointed Lucasian professor) as my PhD supervisor in the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge University where I worked on the dynamics of polymers that can exchange mass. I somehow found time to be president of Trinity College BA Society (for grad students; it isn't called an MCR at Trinity). After my PhD I was a postdoc with Jean-Francois Joanny at the Institut Charles Sadron in Strasbourg. In 1991 I was elected a Fellow of Trinity ("under title A"), an immense privilege. After winning a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in Cambridge I moved to the University of California at Santa Barbara; it was great to spend time in the Institute for Theoretical Phyics (now KITP). I was then appointed to the faculty at Warwick before leaving, almost immediately, to become the W M Keck fellow in the Centre for Studies in Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University from 1998-2000. I first learned something about Biology at Rockefeller; it is an amazing science. In recent years I have held a Joliot-Curie visiting fellowship at ESPCI, Paris and been the Mayant-Rothschild visiting professor at Institut Curie. In 2010 I became an EPSRC Leadership Fellow. Recently, I've been having a lot of fun working on some completely new problems.

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Places I've worked

trinity Trinity College, Cambridge

ics Institut Charles Sadron, Strasbourg

itp University of California at Santa Barbara

rockefeller Rockefeller University, New York City


warwick Warwick University, I work in the Centre for Complexity Science where the rainbow ends

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