Emily SHUCKBURGH (UK)
Scientist in Residency with Siobhán McDONALD
Dr Emily Shuckburgh is Director of Cambridge Zero at the University of Cambridge and Reader in Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology. She is a mathematician and climate scientist and a Fellow of Darwin College, a Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy and a Fellow of the British Antarctic Survey.
Dr Shuckburgh leads the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training on the Application of AI to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER). Until April 2019 she led a UK national research programme on the Southern Ocean and its role in climate (ORCHESTRA), and was deputy head of the Polar Oceans Team and head of the Data Science Group at British Antarctic Survey.
In the past she has worked at École Normale Supérieure in Paris and at MIT. She is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and co-chair of their Climate Science Communications Group. She has also acted as an advisor to the UK Government on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council.
In 2016 she was awarded an OBE for services to science and the public communication of science. She is co-author with HRH The Prince of Wales and Tony Juniper of the Ladybird Book on Climate Change.
"More than estranged friends, art and science are brothers who lost contact. They are moving towards each other again and will find out that they have a lot in common. More especially, 1 think that science has taken a role of bringing wonder and elegance (or even beauty) into the world, while art sometimes can ask hard questions. Moreover, since the advent of the post-truth society, science finds itself in a situation of societal estrangement that art has known since two hundred years. Both can help each other to rediscover the ways of being truly relevant to society and need to rally if we are to incite society to formulate answers to the big challenges we face. But most of all, from my previous experiences I have learned that by putting art and science together, by seeing the beauty of a visualization, or by grasping the strangeness of certain scientific insights, and have this collide with artist's intuition and sensibility, the capacity for innovation and novelty are near endless."