The Edwards Symposia Series showcases the latest developments in soft matter science with a particular emphasis on theoretical and mathematical models, and on how these models can inform industrial processes, materials and design. The Series is in tribute to the life and work of Professor Sir Sam Edwards FRS, one of the great scientific minds of the 20th century.
Following a successful inaugural event in September 2016, the Edwards Symposia Series will run annually for the next five years with the support of Unilever.
The Series marks a fitting tribute to the life and work of Professor Sir Sam Edwards FRS. Sir Sam played a pivotal role in bringing advances in the physical sciences to bear on major industrial problems. His fundamental contributions to soft matter theory ranged from polymer melts, through gels, colloids, granular materials and glasses through to optimisation problems.
How you can help
You can make a donation to support the Symposia Series and your gift will help pay the costs of putting on each event.
Our hope is that the Edwards Symposia will become a permanent part of the international scientific landscape. Those who knew Sir Sam and wish to contribute to prolong the Series after its initial five year run may do so by giving to this fund.
If you wish to discuss your philanthropic goals or explore opportunities for collaborative investment, please contact me.
Head of Major Gifts – University Strategic Initiatives
Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students received an unrivalled education.
A gift of £90,000 from The Parasol Foundation Trust to the Cambridge Commonwealth European and International Trust at the University of Cambridge will create two scholarships for outstanding graduate students to undertake studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics subjects over the next three years.