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A senior lecturer in mathematics at the University of Portsmouth, where his     research is focused on problems in foundations of cosmology and quantum physics, Alexei V. Nesteruk has turned increasingly to writing about science from the perspective of his own Eastern Orthodox tradition. A native of Russia, he completed baccalaureate studies in physics and mathematics in St. Petersburg and received a master's of science degree with honors in physics from St. Petersburg State University and a Ph.D. in theoretical and mathematical physics from St. Petersburg State Technical University in 1983. For the next six years, he worked as a research scientist in the department for theoretical physics at S. I. Vavilov State Optical Institute and, during the latter part of that period, pursued graduate level studies in philosophy at St. Petersburg State University. After spending a year as a research fellow with the Group in General Relativity at the Free University of Brussels, he was appointed an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Economics and Finance of St. Petersburg. In 1993, he undertook research on the philosophical and theological implications of an anthropological approach to the origins of the universe as a fellow in the College of Human and Social Sciences at St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University. Named a Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellow, he pursued research on gravitational entropy and quantum field theory at the Mathematical Institute at Oxford University. Dr. Nesteruk accepted his present position in 1994. He subsequently studied theology at the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies at Cambridge University, and is currently a visiting lecturer there as well as teaching at Portsmouth. A corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy on the History of Science and Technology, he has received several awards from the John Templeton Foundation, including a Science and Religion Course Program grant. Dr. Nesteruk is the author of some eighty articles in mathematical physics, cosmology, philosophy of science, and science and theology. His book, Light from the East: Theology, Science and the Eastern Orthodox Tradition, which was published in by Augsburg Fortress in 2003, develops a neo-patristic synthesis of theology and science.