Michael Gorman

Founding Director, BIOTOPIA Naturkundemuseum Bayern, Germany

Michael J. Gorman is the founding director of BIOTOPIA Naturkundemuseum Bayern, a new museum linking life sciences, art and design in development at Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich, and university professor (chair) in life sciences in society at Ludwig-Maximilians-Univeristy Munich. Previously, Mr. Gorman was founding director of the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, dedicated to igniting creativity and discovery where science and art collided. In 2012, he founded Science Gallery International with the goal of bringing Science Gallery experiences to a global audience, with support from Google and the Wellcome Trust. Prior to founding Science Gallery, Mr. Gorman was a lecturer in science technology and society at Stanford University and has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University, Stanford University, and MIT. He received his B.A. in physics and philosophy from Oxford University in the UK and his Ph.D. in history from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.