Harry Kroto is the Francis Eppes Professor of Chemistry at Florida State University, USA. He is also Emiritus Professor at Sussex University, UK. While working at Sussex in 1994 he established the Vega Science Trust with (ex-BBC Producer) Patrick Reams and then won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1996 for his part in the discovery of C60 (Bucky Balls). Harry pioneered the work of the Vega Science Trust and continues to promote Vega`s work along with its sister project the GEOset FSU educational outreach project across the globe. Harry continues to pursue a research career in nanoscience.
Gill is the CEO, Company Secretary and Manager of the Vega Science Trust. She is involved in all aspects of running the trust from long term strategy, fundraising, management of staff and projects to external liaison with production companies, broadcasters, industry and public appreciation of science organisations. She is also involved in Vega`s own productions.
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Neill Jones has taken over from Chris Dean as Vega`s Webmaster and Server Administrator. He is a freelance web developer and IT consultant.
Chris developed the website and video streaming, and is still involved on an informal basis. He previously worked on programme research and production, the Vega Awards, and publicity. He is currently working in nanoscience with the CNRS, at the Institute of Materials, Nantes in France. He is also one of Vega`s Trustees.
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Jonathan works part time for the Trust as a science advisor and on Vega`s Leverhulme science outreach project. He has appeared on the BBC2/OU series "Rough Science" and "Hollywood Science". Otherwise he is always busy running the Creative Science Centre.
Vega`s Board of Trustees.