||Peter Fraser is an internationally
known photographer, living in London and born in Cardiff. He has exhibited
his work in more than 65 national and international exhibitions and his publications
include three books: Two Blue Buckets, Ice and Waterand Deep Blue. His current
work examines the nature of materials, in the more general sense, and he is
currently working on a project titled: Where different Materials Meet. He
is the recipient of numerous awards including the Bill Brandt Award.
||Ian McDonough is Convenor
of Edinburgh's Shore Poets and recently edited their anthology The Ice Horses,
published by Scottish Cultural Press. His work has appeared in all leading
Scottish journals, including The Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday,The Herald,The
Edinburgh Review and New Writing Scotland. He is currently working on abook
of poems about The Clan MacHine, an imaginary lost clan who inhabit a world
where Highland tradition and new technology combine and clash.He is registered
under the Scottish Arts Council's Writers and Artists Scheme. Originally from
Brora, Sutherland, he has a keen layman's interestin physics.
||Dino Jaroszynski has a
permanent position at the University of Strathclyde in the Physics and Applied
Physics Department. He is an established experimental physicist and has worked
in a number of research establishments in Italy, France, Holland and Germany.
He was born in Helsinki, Finland, and originates from an "artistic" background,both
his parents being professional artists. He has a wide interest in the arts
and the sciences and has recently won a Scottish photographic competition
with a portrayal of pre-war Yugoslavian tension in a work containing profane
and sacred images. He has been a close friend of Peter Fraser since his
undergraduate days in Manchester.
||Brian McNeil is a Senior
Research Fellow in the Department of Physics and Applied Physics at Strathclyde
University. As well as having a significant publications record in the theory
of collective effects in free electron physics and systems of two level atoms,he
is a qualified secondary school teacher in physics and mathematics. His training
and insights into the learning process will enable material to be developed
which will be meaningful to the target audiences. He has a keen interest
in literature, in part motivated by the poet Ian McDonough who has been his
close friend for eighteen years.