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21 May 2010
On 21 May 2010 the Royal
Society elected 44 new Fellows and eight new Foreign Members. Experts in
artificial intelligence, DNA repair, asthma and superstring theory were among
the scientists newly elected. The new Fellows join the ranks of the UK
and Commonwealth’s leading scientists as the Society celebrates its 350th
author Melvyn Bragg has been elected as an honorary Fellow in recognition of
his role in championing science in the media. Among the eight newly
elected Foreign Members is Professor Carl Djerassi, who among other
achievements, created a progesterone analogue approved in 1960 as the
President of the Royal Society said: “I am delighted to welcome these new
Fellows to the Royal Society in what is a hugely important year for us.
These scientists follow in the footsteps of early Fellows such as Isaac Newton,
Robert Boyle and Robert Hooke. The new Fellows announced today embody the
spirit of enquiry, dedicated to ‘the relief of man’s estate’ on which the Royal
Society was founded. That spirit is as alive today as it was 350 years
The new Fellows
come from universities and institutions across the UK including the
Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Dundee, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial College
London, Kings College London, Sheffield, Oxford, University College London,
York and the British Antarctic Survey. This year sees five women elected
to the Fellowship.
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