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Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe


The community of researchers across the participating institutes forms the research core of the Centre, each member having access to facilities and support through competitive calls – learn more on membership here. The Directorate manages all operations of the Centre and implements its research strategy, which is established and managed by the Steering Committee and Spoke Leaders.


Associate Director
NERC Independent Research Fellow
Assistant Professor and Curator of Invertebrates
Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy
Associate Director
Professor of Mineralogy and Petrology
LCLU Centre and Project Manager
PA to Professor Didier Queloz
LCLU Administration Assistant

Steering Committee

Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
Starbridge Associate Professor in Theology and Natural Sciences
Professor of Astrophysics and Exoplanetary Science
Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Institute of Astronomy and Department of Earth Sciences
Professor of Geochemistry

Spoke Leaders

Professor of Philosophy
University of Colorado Boulder
Professor of Organic Chemistry
University College London
Associate Professor for Exoplanets and Habitability
ETH Zurich
Director of the Centre of Theological Inquiry
Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering
Harvard University