Dr. David Deutsch. Author of the best seller, The Fabric of Reality , (Penguin), Deutsch laid the foundations for the theory of quantum computation, breaking new ground in both computation and physics. His work has revealed the importance of quantum effects in the physics of time-travel, and he is a specialist on the theory of parallel universes. Deutsch is a member of the Quantum Computing Team at Oxford University. He is also one of our Associate Editors for our electronic journal, The Critical Rationalist.
Professor I. Grattan-Guinness. Professor of the History of Mathematics and Logic at Middlesex University, England. From 1986 to 1988 he was the President of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, and for 1992 the Vice-President. In 1991 he was elected an effective member of the Academie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences. From 1974 to 1981 he was editor of the history of science journal Annals of Science . In 1979 he founded the journal History and Philosophy of Science , and edited it until 1992. He was an associate editor of Historia Mathematica for twenty years from its inception in 1974, and again from 1996. He also acts as advisory editor to several other journals and book series, and to the editions of the writings of C. S. Peirce and Bertrand Russell. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics from 1977 to 1993. He has published eleven books and around 150 main papers, and hundreds of book and article reviews, or short contributions to journals, dictionaries and encyclopaedias. He edited a substantial Companion Encyclopaedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences (two volumes, 1994, London, Routledge). His latest individual book is Convolutions in French Mathematics, 1800-1840. From the Calculus and Mechanics to Mathematical Analysis and Mathematical Physics (three volumes, 1990, Basel and Berlin, Birkhauser; in press is The Fontana History of the Mathematical Sciences: the Rainbow of Mathematics (1997, London, Fontana). He is the Associate Editor for the mathematicians and statisticians for the New Dictionary of National Biography , to be published in 2004. He is working on the history of mathematical logic and the foundations of mathematics from 1870 to 1930.
B.I.B. Lindahl, Dr. Med. Sc. Senior Lecturer in Theory of Medical Science at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. He is conducting research on causal explanations and the mind-body problem in the department of philosophy at Stockholm University.
David McDonagh. McDonagh has written countless articles and reviews on the economics of alternative societies such as communism and anarchy. He runs a free e-mail questions-and-answer service for students of economics and philosophy, called The Adam Smith Correspondence College .
Professor Lewis Wolpert. Professor Wolpert is Chairman of the Royal Society's Committee on the Public Understanding of Science. He is Professor of biology as Applied to Medicine in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology of University College, London. His research interests are in the mechanisms involved in the development of the embryo. He was originally trained as a civil engineer in South Africa but changed to research in cell biology at King's College, London, in 1955. He was made a fellow of the Royal Society in 1980 and awarded the CBE in 1990. He has presented science on both radio and TV. His most recent book is The Unnatural Nature of Science (Faber) and he writes a column in the "Independent on Sunday". Passionate Minds with Alison Richards, interviews with scientists, has just been published by Oxford University Press and Principles of Development , of which he is the principle author, has just been published by Current Biology.