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John D Barrow is Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University. He is the current Gresham Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London. He took his first degree in maths and physics, which was followed by further postgraduate degrees in astrophysics (Oxford) and astronomy (Berkeley). Dr Barrow is the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards including the Royal Society’s Faraday Prize in 2008, and the 2006 Templeton Prize, and is a prolific and internationally renowned author of books and journal articles. Having previously competed seriously in track athletics, Dr. Barrow has a strong interest in the insights from maths into sports performance.