Nick Barton

Professor, IST Austria - Klosterneuburg, Austria
Klosterneuburg, Austria
Nick Barton

Travelling by train across Europe is slower than flying, but far more civilised: it provides a space to read and think, very different from the frenetic experience of air travel.

Railways need to invest now, so that they will have the capacity to take more passengers as flying declines.

I study population genetics, modelling how populations adapt and diverge under the influence of natural selection. Evolutionary biology gives a sobering perspective on the transience and fragility of humanity.