Dr Lev Mikheev

Horn Fellow at Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge


Founder and Trustee, Mikheev Charitable Trust

Lev Mikheev was born and educated in Moscow, eventually specialising in an area of theoretical physics known as statistical mechanics. After receiving his PhD in 1989, Lev moved to the US and continued working in academia, publishing over 30 original papers. In 1995 he started a successful career in finance where he continued until early 2017 when he retired to pursue a range of other activities, including serving on the board of the Mikheev Charitable Trust which he had set up in 2015. Most recently in 2019, Lev founded HOOKE, an elite lifestyle medicine programme and longevity research centre which has become his primary focus with the aim of developing the business as a prototype for 21st century medicine.

  • 11 June 2018, 5:30pm

    Two cultures: can policy makers and academic institutions ever work together effectively?

    The UK has scientific advisers at the top of government, but with science, engineering and technology playing greater and greater roles in our lives there is a correspondingly greater need for a broader understanding of these issues by policy makers.

  • 6 June 2017, 5:30pm

    Dr S T Lee Public Policy Lecture: Geoff Mulgan, Nesta

    This lecture will present examples of how the world could be more collectively intelligent about collective intelligence, and how we might avoid a widening gap between the technical achievements of artificial machine intelligence, and the actual intelligence of the systems on which our lives depend.