John Crawford  is a theoretical physicistinterested inHe is currently Chair intheAdamSmith Business Schoolatthe Universityof Glasgow wherehe has established a coalitionof leading internationalscientists and global corporatesfrom the finance, technology, and agrifood sectorsto develop strategiesand deliver national and international-scale solutions to the environment and climate emergency.He was previously Science Director at Rothamsted Research in the UK. In2015 he establishedand was interim CEO of the £13M UK Centre for excellence in agricultural big data and metrics of sustainability, Agrimetrics. His research has focusedin mathematical and computational analysisof organizationin living systemsandparticularly soil, cells and in ecological communitiesand social systems.Grantsmanship exceeds $50M and he has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed papers with >10k citations. He was awarded a Fellowship of the IMA in2003 for his contributions tomathematics and a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2007 for his contribution to science.