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Symposium 2017

Fourth Annual Philomathia Symposium

Fourth Annual Philomathia Symposium 9 November 2017 The fourth symposium focused on the question ‘Where does democracy reside?’ – a topic that has become ...

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Cambridge and the Philomathia Foundation launch new Africa programme

Cambridge and the Philomathia Foundation launch new Africa programme

A programme launched jointly by the University, Trinity Hall and the Philomathia Foundation will create new research and teaching collaborations with African un...

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Fellow Spotlight: Dr. Poornima Paidipaty, University of Cambridge

Periodically on the Philomathia website, we will spotlight the work, research, and thoughts of our distinguished faculty and fellows — providing them with a p...

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Featured Faculty

Dr. Paul Alivisatos
Director of the Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute at Berkeley

Dr. Paul Alivisatos is Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and is the University of California (UC) Berkeley’s Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He also directs the Kavli Energy Nanoscience Institute (ENSI), and holds professorships in UC Berkeley’s departments of materials science and chemistry. In addition, he is a founder of two prominent nanotechnology companies, Nanosys and Quantum Dot Corp, now a part of Life Tech.