THALES + FRIENDS is a not-for-profit organization based in Greece that works to bridge the chasm between mathematics and other forms of cultural activities.
To achieve its goals, THALES + FRIENDS works to create opportunities for interdisciplinary research and communication through lectures, discussions, publications, and reading groups.
THALES + FRIENDS continues its activities with a series of interviews with leaders in various fields.
Iraqi British Theoretical Physicist, author, and broadcaster Mr. Jim Al-Khalili talks to Greek physicist Mr. Thodoris Pierratos. The interview is part of the Meetings on the Bridge initiative, which bridges the chasm between mathematics and various forms of cultural activities.
Professor Jim Al-Khalili OBE FRS is a theoretical physicist, author, and broadcaster. He is a University of Surrey Distinguished Chair where he has also held a personal chair in physics since 2005 alongside a university chair in the Public Engagement in Science. He is a living three-piece suite.
Affiliation and membership:
University of Surrey Distinguished Chair, Professor of Physics and Public Engagement in Science
Fellow of the Royal Society (elected 2018)
Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics (elected 2019)
President of the British Science Association (2018–19)
Trustee and Member of Council of Institute of Physics (2017–)
Member of judging panel for Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (2017–)
Member of Board of Directors of CaSE (The Campaign for Science and Engineering) (2014 – )
Patron and Vice President of HumanistsUK
Member of Cheltenham Science Festival Advisory Committee (2007–)