What is the InReach10x Seminar Series
InReach10X @IAS is the flagship seminar series organised by the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS).
In this inaugural series of lectures, Warwick academics will present some of the most exciting and transformative research in topics spanning arts, natural and social sciences, engineering and medicine.
InReach aims to showcase Warwick's exceptional research community with bold, exciting 10X ideas and inspire future leaders.
Pier is a Professor in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group and European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant fellow, from which I will have several funded PhD projects and postdoc positions available.
He is interested in white dwarfs and stars as physics laboratories and probes of Galactic and planet formation history. He develops model atmospheres and 3D radiation-hydrodynamical simulations and works with large data sets from Gaia and multi-object spectroscopic follow-ups from 4MOST and WEAVE. Recently he discovered the first direct evidence of solid white dwarfs (Nature, 9 January 2019)Link opens in a new window, a massive star with a bizarre atmosphere that could be two white dwarfs that merged together (Nature Astronomy, 2nd March 2020)Link opens in a new window, the source of carbon in the Universe (Nature Astronomy, 7 July 2020)Link opens in a new window, definitive evidence of ancient terrestrial planet crusts (Nature Astronomy, 11th February 2021)Link opens in a new window, and seen the final moments of a planetary remnant (Nature, 9th February 2021)Link opens in a new window.
James is an Associate Professor in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Warwick. Before joining Warwick, he completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge and held the Adrian Research Fellowship at Darwin College, Cambridge. His research engages broadly with the global history of science and technology, from 1750 to the present day.
He writes regularly for national newspapers, websites, and magazines, as well as appearing on broadcast media. His latest book, Horizons: A Global History of ScienceLink opens in a new window, was published by Penguin (UK) and HarperCollins (USA) in 2022. His first book, Materials of the MindLink opens in a new window, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2019.
Alice Mah is a Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department, with research interests in environmental justice, corporate power, toxic pollution, and the politics of green industrial transformations. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the London School of Economics and was the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council-funded Starting Grant “Toxic Expertise: Environmental Justice and the Global Petrochemical IndustryLink opens in a new window" from 2015-2020.
Alice is also Co-Director of the Warwick Environmental Systems Interdisciplinary CentreLink opens in a new window (WESIC).
Suzy Moat is a Professor of Behavioural Science at Warwick Business School, where she co-directs the Data Science Lab. She is also a Fellow of The Alan Turing Institute. Her research investigates whether data on our usage of the Internet, from sources such as Google, Wikipedia and Flickr, can help us measure and even predict human behaviour in the real world.
Moat's work touches on problems as diverse as linking online behaviour to stock market moves (with Preis, Curme, Stanley, et al.), estimating crowd sizes (with Botta and Preis) and evaluating whether the beauty of the environment we live in might affect our health (with Seresinhe and Preis). The results of her research have been featured by television, radio and press worldwide, by outlets such as CNN, BBC, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, New Scientist and Wired.
Suzy will be giving a talk in the Summer 2023, date TBC