The English bass, Joel Nulsen, studied Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, graduatioin in 2012 with a masters degree in Mathematics. In his final year he was heavily focused on theoretical physics, ranging from string theory to black holes. He was attracted to CANES as a way to bring his studies back down to earth, from what had begun to feel somewhat esoteric. During his studies, he was a member of Trinity College Choir of Cambridge (Director: Stephen Layton). The Choir now forms an absolutely integral part of his University life. To make music regularly to such a high standard, following in a centuries-old tradition at the heart of Englandís national identity, is an incredible privilege. He was also a member of FourFour, a Cambridge-based eight person Vocal Consort specialising in unaccompanied Renaissance polyphony; and of The Fisher Consort, an innovative vocal ensemble from Cambridge with a particular flair for new music, directed by Jonathan Schranz.
Joel Nulsen currently lives in London, England and studies at King's College London (2016-2020). He now hopes to pursue research in condensed matter physics, with a view to developing quantum technologies. He also firmly believes that academia can only benefit from cross-disciplinary cooperation, and our lack of knowledge regarding non-equilibrium systems is very exciting, so CANES was a natural choice.