Claudia de Rham
Claudia de Rham is professor of theoretical physics at Imperial College London and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She researches gravity, particle physics, and cosmology, in pursuit of a more fundamental description of the nature of our Universe and the laws that govern it. Her work has provided new perspectives to understand the origin of the Universe, its accelerated expansion, and the fundamental nature of gravity. She is ranked among the most impactful researchers in fundamental physics of the past decade and her contributions to science has been recognized by numerous grants and awards including the Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award, the Adams Prize for contributions to Mathematics, named as Simons Investigator in Physics in 2020, winner of the Blavatnik Award for Young Physicists in the UK in 2020 and of the Beate Naroska Senior Guest Professorship Award in 2022. She is the author of a popular science book “The Beauty of Falling – A Life in Pursuit of Gravity,” to be released in April 2024.