Guest blogger

Headshot of Dr John Hammersley
Alumnus

Join Date

May 2014

Biography

I've always been fascinated by science, space and exploration, and after completing a PhD in Mathematical Physics at Durham in 2008 I went on to help design and build the world's first driverless taxi system now operating at London's Heathrow Airport. It's an amazing project, and I recommend trying the 'pods' at least once if you fly through Terminal 5.

I'm now making it easier for scientists to collaborate and publish online with writeLaTeX, a company I co-founded in late 2012. WriteLaTeX is continuing to grow rapidly - in 2013 we saw over half-a-million documents created using our service - and there are exciting times ahead in 2014 with the launch of our scientific publishing platform called Overleaf.