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16 October 2012
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of 19 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders.
Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to enable them to attract to this country or to retain respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.
The newly appointed award holders are working on a wide variety of projects looking at biodiversity; ocean carbon uptake; mass extinction events; and quantum computing.
The full list of appointments is as follows:
Professor Eric Achterberg - University of Southampton
Ocean carbon uptake through physical and biological processes
Professor Jose Antonio Carrillo de la Plata - Imperial College London
Applied partial differential equations in physics and biology
Dr Ana Cavalcanti - University of York
Formal methods in the verification and certification of safety-critical systems
Professor John Colbourne - University of Birmingham
Towards an evolutionary and functional genomics perspective of biodiversity
Sir Simon Donaldson FRS - Imperial College London
Kähler-Einstein metrics and Gauge theory on manifolds of exceptional holonomy
Dr Jeroen Elzerman - University College London
Quantumphotonics with spins in semiconductor nanostructures
Professor Desmond Higham - University of Strathclyde
Stochastic modelling and simulation for interaction networks
Professor John Irvine - University of St Andrews
Closing the carbon cycle with solid state electrochemistry
Professor Michael Koehl - University of Cambridge
Pairing in two-dimensional Fermi gases
Professor Jason Morgan - Royal Holloway, University of London
Exploratory study of the chemo-physical effects of bend-fault serpentinization
Professor Benedict Murdin - University of Surrey
Control of quantum superpositions for single atom devices in silicon
Professor Jim Murray - Cardiff University
Multiscale understanding of cell division in plant growth and development
Professor Bashar Nuseibeh - Open University
Adaptive security and privacy
Professor Massimo Pinzani - University College London
The liver as a priming immune organ in spontaneous Murine Crohn’s-like Ileatis
Professor Sandu Popescu - University of Bristol
Professor Wilhelm Schwaeble - University of Leicester
Surface pattern recognition events determine complement-mediated lysis
Professor Paul Wignall - University of Leeds
Mid Phanerozoic mass extinction crises: from the Guadalupian to the Toarcian
Professor Patrick Wolfe - University College London
Statistical foundations for network modelling and inference
Professor Xin Yao - University of Birmingham
Foundations and applications of nature inspired computing systems
The Wolfson Foundation is a grant-making charity established in 1955. Funding is given to support excellence. More information is available from www.wolfson.org.uk
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