Mag­nus Richard­son took his un­der­grad­u­ate de­gree in physics at the Uni­ver­sity of Ox­ford, where he stayed on to com­plete his doc­tor­ate in the­o­ret­i­cal physics in 1997. After three years of post­doc­toral re­search at the Weiz­mann In­sti­tute in physics and math­e­mat­ics in 2000 he moved to the Ecole Nor­male Su­perieure to study the cel­lu­lar ori­gins of os­cil­la­tions in neural net­works. Fol­low­ing four years at the EPFL Brain Mind In­sti­tute from 2002-2006, he took up his cur­rent po­si­tion of As­so­ci­ate Pro­fes­sor at the Sys­tems Bi­ol­ogy Cen­tre, Uni­ver­sity of War­wick where his re­search aims to un­der­stand emer­gent states of ac­tiv­ity in net­works of neu­rons.