John Hammersley

Mathematician; physicist; dancer; entrepreneur; founder; CEO

I've always been fascinated by science, space, exploration and technology, and after completing a PhD in Mathematical Physics at Durham University (UK) in 2008 I went on to help design and build the world's first driverless taxi system now operating at London's Heathrow Airport.

I'm now making it easier for scientists to collaborate and publish online with Overleaf ( - an award-winning cloud-based scientific authoring tool used by half a million researchers, students and faculty worldwide.