Lincoln Leads 2020: Who Needs Space?

Lincoln College invites you to attend the Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2020.

The Space Exploration seminar in the series explores the question: Who Needs Space?

All tickets are free, but must be booked in advance at Eventbrite:

Professor Alan Garfinkel (Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford)
Dr Adam Camilletti (Engineering Manager, Exomars Rover Vehicle)
Baptiste Vasey (DPhil, Surgical Sciences)

Floris Winckel (MSc in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology)

When: Thursday, 13th February, 5.45 – 7pm. Wine Reception from 5.15pm
Where: Oakeshott Room, Lincoln College, Turl St, Oxford


Please see below for further details of our speakers:

The Lincoln Leads Seminar Series 2020 takes place on Thursday evenings during Hilary term at Lincoln College, Oxford. Each panel features an Alumnus/na, a Fellow, and a Student of the College, who will respond to a topical question linked to their research or professional experience. Following a wine reception at 5pm, each seminar will start at 5.45pm, culminating in a lively Q&A session. We have a fantastic group of panellists scheduled for the series, who aim to invite non-specialist audiences into their spheres of expertise. We therefore hope that you are eager to join them in conversation, and learn more about the exciting and diverse research connected to Lincoln.

Alan Garfinkel is the 2019-2020 Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor, permanently holding the position of Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Graduating from Harvard with a PhD in Philosophy, Prof Garfinkel initially worked as a professor of philosophy before focusing on mathematical modelling and its applications to cardiology. He works on understanding and developing new therapeutic interventions for physiological processes, particularly through the use of mathematical modelling and computer simulation. Also trained as a philosopher of science, he is interested in the social and ethical contexts and consequences of scientific theories and practices.

Adam Camilletti is the Engineering Manager for the Mars Sample Fetch Rover, part of a collaboration between the European and American space agencies that aims to bring back to Earth samples of the Martian surface and atmosphere. After graduating from Oxford with a DPhil in Physics, Dr Camilletti has worked mainly in the aerospace industry, contributing to the design and manufacture of numerous spacecraft. Most recently, he was the Deputy Engineering Manager on the Rosalind Franklin (ExoMars) Rover, due to launch later this year. He is interested in the challenges that the exploration of space presents in the ethical, scientific and technological domains.

Baptiste Vasey is a second-year DPhil in Surgical Sciences from Switzerland. Before joining the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, he studied medicine at the University of Zurich and was a Mercator Fellow in international affairs for the academic year 2017/18. He wrote his master’s thesis on gravitational biology under the supervision of Prof Oliver Ullrich and Dr Cora Thiel, studying the effects of microgravity on the immune system and more specifically on human macrophages. His current research interest focuses on machine learning applications to support clinicians’ decision-making and improving the management of patients deteriorating after surgery.