Bulent Atalay (President) is a scientist, artist and author, with roots in Turkey, England and the United States. Atalay received an early classical education in England and the United States, attending Eton (UK) and St. Andrew’s School (Delaware). His professional training – BS, MS, MA, Ph.D. and post-doctoral work in theoretical physics-took place at Georgetown, UC-Berkeley, Princeton and Oxford. Now, he is a professor emeritus of physics at the University of Mary Washington, an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. An accomplished artist, Atalay has presented his work in one-man exhibitions in London and Washington, and his two books of lithographs – Land of Washington and Oxford and the English Countryside – can be found in the permanent collections of Buckingham Palace, the Smithsonian, and The White House. He is also the author of Math and Mona Lisa (Smithsonian Books, 2004) and Leonardo’s Universe (National Geographic Books, 2009), and is currently working on a new book, The Miracle Year, about Isaac Newton. He gives lectures around the world. His website, created at the behest of his publisher can be seen at www.bulentatalay.com