Gregory Tate is a lecturer in Victorian literature in the School of English at the University of St Andrews. His research focuses on the connections between poetry and science from the nineteenth century to the present day. As a BBC New Generation Thinker, Gregory regularly contributes to programmes about nineteenth-century literature and culture on Radio 3 and Radio 4. He is currently finishing his second book, Poetical Matter, which explores the exchange of methods, concepts, and language between poetry and the physical sciences in the nineteenth century. He has recently been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship for this research.