Dr. Thomas P. Weber
Thomas P. Weber studied biology in Saarbrücken, Leeds and Bielefeld and graduated with a DPhil in zoology from Oxford University in 1995. After working as a post-doctoral researcher at Uppsala University and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, he worked at Lund University in Sweden from 1997-2005, first as a fellow of the German Research Council, then as an associate professor. Since 2006 Thomas Weber has been working for the European Commission. Weber's scientific work was mainly concerned with the modeling of ecological and evolutionary processes, but his interests also extend to the history of science and the relationship between science and literature. Since 1996 he has been a freelance author for leading German newspapers, especially the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. His first book, Darwin und die Anstifter was published in 2000. Issues surrounding science and fiction are covered in the edited volume Science & Fiction II: Leben auf anderen Sternen (2004) and the book Science Fiction (2005).