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Jose Ignacio Latorre

University of Barcelona, Av. Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Center for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore, Block S15, 3 Science Drive 2, Singapore, 117543. 

Dr. José I. Latorre got his Ph. D. in High Energy Physics in Barcelona, working in the field of Elementary Particles. He later moved to MIT (USA) on a Fullbright grant and afterwards to the Niels Bohr Institut in Copenhagen, for his postdoctoral studies. He is now Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Barcelona, sharing his time with a visiting position at the University of Singapore. His current research is centered in Quantum Information Theory anda Neural Networks construction of parton distribution functions. He also runs the scientific research centre "Centro de Ciencias de Benasque" in Spain, and is actively inolved in outreach of science. He has created a business company based on the atomic synchronisation of mobile phones.

Xavier Le Pichon

College de France, 11 Place Marcellin Berthelot, 75005 Paris, France.

Professor of Geodynamics at College de France, Dr. Le Pichon received his Ph.D. in geophysics at Strasbourg in 1966. A major contributor to Plate Tectonics Theory, he was the first to develop a global model based on quantitative analysis,which has become the basis for a better understanding of the distribution of earthquakes andthe large-scale reconstruction of the configuration of continents and ocean basins in the past. Among his awards are the Maurice Ewing Medal, the Huntsman Prize, the Japan Prize, the Wollaston Medal, the Balzan Prize (2002), and the Wegener Medal (2003). He is a member of the French and American Academy of Sciences. Since 1976, Dr. Le Pichon has also been a member of L’Arche, which brings together people that have learning disabilities with others who choose to live in the same community.

Richard Lindzen

Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, MIT, Cambridge MA 02139, USA

Professor Lindzen (Ph.D. 1964, Harvard University) is Alfred P. Sloan professor of Metereology at the Massachussets Institute of Technology. He has made major contributions to the development of the current theory for the Hadley Circulation, pioneered the study of ozone photochemistry, and has developed models for the Earth’s climate. He was a lead author of Chapter 7, ’Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks,’ of the IPCC Third Assessment Report on climate changeProf. Lindzen is a recipient of the AMS’s Meisinger, and Charney Awards, the AGU’s Macelwane Medal, and the Leo Huss Walin Prize. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among others. He is a corresponding member of the NAS Committee on Human Rights, and has been a member of the NRC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and the Council of the AMS. He has also been a consultant to the Global Modeling and Simulation Group at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. 

Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello

Department of Humanities, Universidade Aberta de Portugal, Palácio Ceia, Rua da Escola Politécnica 141, 1269-001 Lisboa, Portugal

Maria do Rosário Lupi Bello is an Assistant Professor at Universidade Aberta in Lisbon, where she lectures  in the areas of Theory of Literature, Film Studies and Comparative Literature. Since her PhD in Theory of  Literature, in 2002, she has developed her research on the narrative relationship between Literature and  Film, having published ’Narrativa Literária e Narrativa Fílmica: O  caso  de  ’Amor  de Perdição’ " (2nd ed. 2008). As Guest Professor she has lectured Portuguese Literature at Universidade Católica in Lisbon and Film Narratology at Universidade de Coimbra. She is  a  CETAPS  member  (Centre  for  English,  Translation  and Anglo-Portuguese Studies), where she coordinates the research line “British Culture and the Media” and is presently doing research and publishing mainly in the areas of Narrative Theory and Film Studies, focusing particularly on directors such as Manoel de Oliveira, André Bresson, Carl Dreyer and Andrei Tarkovsky.

Jonah Lynch

Priestly Fraternity of Saint Charles Borromeo, Via Boccea 761 - 00166 Roma, Italy.

Jonah Lynch is a roman catholic priest. After graduating in Astrophysics from the McGill University in Montreal, he entered seminary, where he studied Philosophy and Theology at the Università Lateranenese of Rome. He later obtained a Master’s degree in Education from the George Washington University. Now, Jonah lives in Rome where he serves as the vice-rector of the seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of the Missionaries of Saint Charles Borromeo.