Toby Wiseman is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. He completed his PhD in cosmology in the University of Cambridge applied mathematics department, and continued after as a Junior Research Fellow in Stephen Hawking’s ‘General Relativity’ research group. He then spent 3 years in Harvard as a postdoctoral researcher before returning to the UK as a lecturer at Imperial College in 2006.
His research specialises in fundamental aspects of gravity and black holes. He is particularly interested in understanding spacetime and gravitation at the smallest and largest scales, and how string theory combines Einstein’s theory of gravity with quantum mechanics.
He is involved in public outreach work at Imperial, and has appeared in the media discussing the science of black holes and gravity.
Talk: The Science of Stephen Hawking (panel)