Professor Andrew Briggs is the inaugural holder of the Chair in Nanomaterials at the University of Oxford. His research interests focus on nanomaterials for quantum technologies and their incorporation into practical devices. He uses similar techniques for experimental tests of the boundaries of non-classical behaviour in materials. He is Governing Body Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford, Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion, and Member of Academia Europaea. Since 2010 he has directed the services provided by the University of Oxford for Templeton World Charity Foundation. He has more than 600 publications, with over 23,000 citations. In 2016 Oxford University Press published his book with Roger Wagner, The Penultimate Curiosity: How science swims in the slipstream of ultimate questions (available in Spanish as La curiosidad penúltima) and the documentary film is available at CuriosityStream. His next book, It Keeps Me Seeking, with Hans Halvorson and Andrew Steane, was published by Oxford University Press in September 2018.

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