Honorary Vice-Chairman of Cambridge Ahead
Professor Peter Landshoff was head of the University of Cambridge's School of the Physical Sciences when he retired in 2004 from his professorship of mathematical physics. His research had been on the physics of quarks. He played a leading role in the creation of a number of new projects in the University, among them the Newton Institute, the Millennium Mathematics Project, the Cambridge Computational Biology Institute, and the construction of the buildings for the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
Since his retirement Peter has been working to improve transport information systems and he has become involved with a number of organisations that are trying to have a positive influence on the way the East of England is developing: the regional civic societies, the regional RSA (the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce) and Cambridge Past, Present & Future. As well as being an active participant in the Centre for Science and Policy's Policy Fellows Network, he is Director of Community Engagement in the Centre for Risk Studies.