Libby Heaney, Jenann Ismael & Vlatko Vedral

Biographies

Jenann Ismael

Jenann Ismael is a professor of philosophy at Columbia University. She earned her Ph.D at Princeton University, and has taught at Stanford University and the University of Arizona. She has held fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the National Humanities Center, the Templeton Foundation, the Foundational Questions Institute, NEH and others. She is the author of The Situated Self (OUP, 2007) and Essays on Symmetry (2001), and How Physics Makes Us Free (2016).

Libby Heaney

Libby Heaney is a British artist and lecturer who holds a PhD in Quantum Information Science from the University of Leeds and an MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martins in London. She has exhibited her artworks widely in galleries and institutions in the UK and internationally, including a solo exhibition as part of the 2017 EU capital of culture in Aarhus and in group shows at Arebyte Gallery (online 2020), LUX with Hervisions (online 2020), Tate Modern (London 2016, 2019), ICA (London 2019), V&A (London 2018), Barbican (London 2019), Somerset House (London 2019), Sheffield Documentary Festival (2018), Science Gallery Dublin (2017, 2018, 2019), Sonar+D (with the British Council, Barcelona 2017), Ars Electronica (Linz 2017), CogX (London 2018), Telefonica Fundacion (with the British Council, Lima 2017).

Vlatko Vedral

Vlatko Vedral is a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore. Vedral received his Ph.D. from Imperial College London and specializes in Quantum Information Science, applying quantum physics beyond the microscopic domain using techniques from information theory, thermodynamics and many-body physics to bridge the gap to the macro world. He has held a Lectureship and Readership at Imperial College, a Professorship at Leeds and visiting professorships in Vienna, Singapore (NUS) and at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada.