Professor Bob Bingham

Bob Bingham is Professor of Physics at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and a Laboratory Fellow at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He has written over 500 scientific and technical papers and is active in space and astrophysics plasmas as well as laser plasma interactions and plasma accelerators. He is group leader in the area of fundamental physics, with interests in neutrino physics, accelerator physics, turbulence, etc.  He co-ordinates a theory programme on plasma accelerators and is building up a laboratory astrophysics programme that involves high power lasers.

He is a member of the HiPER team, the European high power laser fusion project.

 Related Sessions

Sunday 2 November 2008, 5.45pm Lecture Theatre 1
Nuclear fusion and the future of energy

 Festival Buzz

"I was amazed by the high quality of the Battle of Ideas 2007 and the intellectual excitement that it provoked."
Prof Malcolm Grant CBE, president and provost, University College London