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University of Edinburgh

Richard Kenway

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We are delighted that Prof Richard Kenway has agreed to deliver the closing address.


Vice-Principal Professor Richard Kenway, OBE FRSE FInstP FLSW CPhys DPhil BSc, University of Edinburgh


Professor Kenway was appointed to the Tait Chair of Mathematical Physics at the University of Edinburgh in 1994. His research explores non-perturbative aspects of theories of elementary particles using computer simulation of lattice gauge theories, particularly the strong interactions of quarks and gluons described by Quantum Chromodynamics. As Vice-Principal, Professor Kenway is responsible for the University’s provision of UK high-performance computing services and for promoting advanced computing technologies, computer simulation and data science to benefit academia and industry. For ten years, until it closed in 2011, his responsibilities included the UK National e-Science Centre. From 2008 to 2011, he was Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy. In the Queen’s 2008 Birthday Honours, Professor Kenway was awarded an OBE for services to science. He led the establishment of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and chaired it from 2010 to 2012. Currently, he chairs the Board of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA). He is a founder member of the UK e-Infrastructure Leadership Council, and a Board Director and Trustee of the Alan Turing Institute.


























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