Dr. Alexei V. Nesteruk is a senior lecturer in mathematics at the University of Portsmouth. He completed his baccalaureate studies in St. Petersburg and received his M.Sc. in physics from St. Petersburg State University (where he later studied history of philosophy and philosophy of science) He received his Ph.D. in theoretical and mathematical physics from St. Petersburg State Technical University in 1983. He has worked as a research scientist at S. I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, as a research fellow with the Group in General Relativity at the Free University of Brussels, and as an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Economics and Finance of St. Petersburg. In 1993, he researched the philosophical and theological implications of an anthropological approach to the origins of the universe as a fellow in the College of Human and Social Sciences at St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University. A Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellow, he pursued research on gravitational entropy and quantum field theory at the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University (1993). Currently, Dr Nesteruk is a Visiting Lecturer at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge. A corresponding Member of the St. Petersburg Academy on the History of Science and Technology, he has received several awards from the John Templeton Foundation, including a Science and Religion Course grant. He is the author of many articles in mathematical physics, cosmology, philosophy of science, and science and theology. His monograph Light From the East: Science, Theology and Eastern Orthodox Tradition will be published by Fortress Press this year.
The Universe as Communion: towards a neo-patristic synthesis of theology and science,