Daniel Glaser (neuroscientist)

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  • Mathematics
  • English Literature
  • PhD in neuroscience
Alma mater
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Neuroscientist
  • Broadcaster

Daniel Glaser is an English neuroscientist and broadcaster whose work is concerned with the public engagement with science, and the connections between art and science.

Early life and education

Glaser was educated at Trinity College Cambridge where he studied Mathematics before changing to English Literature. He gained his PhD in neuroscience at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel.


Glaser has directed a variety of projects that engage the public with science. Glaser was Head of Engaging Science at Wellcome Trust, where he was responsible for the commissioning and funding of around £15m per year of engagement and arts projects including a Darwin-Inspired experiment for every school in Britain with Sir David Attenborough, numerous broadcast and gaming projects and a national olympics experiment with Sir Steve Redgrave. [1] [2] [3]

In 2013, Glaser became the founding director of Science Gallery London [4] of Science Gallery London. Glaser has also presented a TV series on how science works. Between 2015-18 Glaser wrote a weekly column in the Observer magazine, ‘A neuroscientist explains’, which became a podcasts for the Guardian. [5]

Glaser has also served as the world’s first scientist in residence at an arts institution, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Glaser co-founded the London branch of Cafe Scientifique and has continued to chair cafes around the world. [6] [7] In 2014 Glaser was the first scientist to be a Man Booker judge. [8][9]

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