Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Physics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
Professor Peter Landshoff was head of the University of Cambridge's School of the Physical Sciences when he retired in 2004 from his professorship of mathematical physics. His research had been on the physics of quarks. He played a leading role in the creation of a number of new projects in the University, among them the Newton Institute, the Millennium Mathematics Project, the Cambridge Computational Biology Institute, and the construction of the buildings for the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.
Since his retirement Peter has been working to improve transport information systems and he has become involved with a number of organisations that are trying to have a positive influence on the way the East of England is developing: the regional civic societies, the regional RSA (the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce) and Cambridge Past, Present & Future.
Peter's involvement with the natural environment began a decade ago when, as a trustee of what is now Cambridge Past, Present & Future, he set up the Cam Catchment Partnership, which soon became part of the wider Cam Ely-Ouse Catchment Partnership. In 2018, he set up a Forum which became part of Natural Cambridgeshire and has been meeting quarterly to bring experts in the natural environment together with the local authorities in the County.