Ard Louis

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Ard Louis
ResidenceOxford, England
Alma materUtrecht University, Cornell University
Scientific career
FieldsPhysicist, Chemist
InstitutionsUniversity of Oxford
Royal Society University Research Fellow

Ard A. Louis is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford, where he leads an interdisciplinary research group studying problems on the border between chemistry, physics and biology,[1] and is also director of graduate studies in theoretical physics. From 2002 to 2010 he was a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. He is also an associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion.[2] He has written for the BioLogos Foundation,[3][4] where as of November 2011, he sat on the Board of Directors.[5] He has been criticised[6] by the Discovery Institute for his opposition to the Intelligent design movement. In 2013 he was elected a member of the International Society for Science and Religion.[7] He engages in molecular gastronomy.[8]

With David Malone he made the 4-part documentary Why Are We Here[9] for Tern TV.

On 30 January 2017[10] he appears in the episode "Proof of God" in the series The Story of God with Morgan Freeman.

Prior to his post at Oxford he taught Theoretical Chemistry at Cambridge University where he was also director of studies in Natural Sciences at Hughes Hall.

He was born in the Netherlands, was raised in Gabon [11] and received his first degree from the University of Utrecht and his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University.


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  9. ^ "Why Are We Here". Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  10. ^ "National Geographic Announces Second Season of 'The Story of God with Morgan Freeman". Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2010-04-08.