“That’s what science does. At the end there’s a result based on maths and logic. If one is equal to one, we can all agree on that. Maths don’t lie.” Claudia de Rham
Claudia de Rham is an award-winning Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London. Claudia is recognised for her revitilisation of and research into massive gravity theory, a radical theory that posits, contra to Einstein's theory of general relativity, that the graviton has a nonzero mass, thereby explaining the expansion of the universe without the need for dark energy. For this work, she won the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists earlier this year, as well as the Cambridge Adams Prize in 2018.
On top of her ground-breaking research and teaching, Claudia has found the time to train as a pilot and made it through several stages of the European Space Agency’s astronaut selection process.
"De Rham has pioneered a radical theory that could hold the key to why the universe is expanding faster and faster and explain the nature of dark energy." Hannah Devlin, The Guardian