Professor James Lovelock
Professor James Lovelock is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow of Green Templeton College. He is the originator of the Gaia theory and inventor of the electron capture detector.
Regarded as one of the most influential scientists and engineers of our time, he is best known for the Gaia hypothesis, which suggests the earth is a self-regulating, single organism. He has published more than 200 scientific papers in his career, covering medicine, biology, instrument and atmospheric science, and geophysics, and his work has been influential in fields including cryonics, climate change, and NASA planetary exploration.
He was awarded a CBE in 1990 and was made a Companion of Honour in 2003. Professor Lovelock has been affiliated with Green Templeton College since 1994.