Prof. Sir Chris Llewellyn-Smith

Emeritus Professor

University of Oxford


Energy supply and demand in all its aspects


Chris Llewellyn Smith is a theoretical physicist interested in all aspects of energy supply and demand. He is currently leading a Royal Society study of large-scale electricity storage.  He has served inter alia as Director General of CERN (1994-1998, when the Large Hadron Collider was approved and construction started), and Director of Energy Research, Oxford University (2011-17). Chris has served on many advisory bodies nationally and internationally, including the UK Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology (1989-92). His contributions and leadership have been recognised by awards and honours world-wide, including election to the Royal Society in 1984.