Adam Kirrander studied biophysics at Uppsala University, followed by an MSc in Theoretical Chemistry from Oxford (St John’s College) and a DPhil (Queen’s College) with Professor Mark Child FRS. He worked with Professor Helen Fielding (UCL) on ultrafast spectroscopy, and with Dr Christian Jungen (Laboratoire Aimé Cotton, CNRS) on theoretical spectroscopy. He spent one year as a visiting scientist at ITAMP (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) before starting his own group at the University of Edinburgh. He was Natural Sciences Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (2021-22). He returned to Oxford in 2022 and joined St Peter’s College as Tutorial Fellow. He and his collaborators have been awarded the inaugural Royal Society of Chemistry Horizon Prize 2021 and their work has been highlighted as a major breakthrough by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Kirrander group has been and continues to be supported by the EPSRC, the Leverhulme Trust, the UK XFEL Physical Sciences Hub, and the U.S. Department of Energy.