Geoffrey Cantor is Professor of the History of Science at the University of Leeds. He is also a member of the general committee of the International Society for Science and Religion and part of the editorial board of Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. His research interests include history of physics (especially optics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries) science and religion (especially Quaker and Jewish engagements with science) and science in the nineteenth century. Professor Cantor along with John Hedley Brooke delivered the 1995–1996 Gifford Lectures at the University of Glasgow. The book resulting from their Gifford Lectures was entitled Reconstructing Nature: The Engagement of Science and Religion (1998).
Professor Cantor’s principal publications include: with Gowan Dawson et al. Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature (2004); ed. with Sally Shuttleworth Science Serialized: Representations of the Sciences in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals (2004); ed. with Louise Henson et al. Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media (2004); Michael Faraday Sandemanian and Scientist: A Study of Science and Religion in the Nineteenth Century (1991); ed. with J. R. R. Christie M. J. S. Hodge and R. C. Olby Companion to the History of Modern Science (1990); and Optics after Newton: Theories of Light in Britain and Ireland 1704–1840 (1983).