New Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellows appointed

26 July 2011

The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has announced the appointment of seven new Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellows. The scientists will be carrying out their fellowships at institutions across the UK.

The newly appointed fellows are working on a wide variety of projects including the genetics of the bacterium that causes cholera in humans and the Dark Energy Survey which aims to study the expansion of the Universe.

The full list of Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellows appointed is as follows:

Professor Michael Ashfold, University of Bristol

Advancing photochemistry, reaction dynamics, diamond and ZnO material growth

Professor Muffy Calder, University of Glasgow

Live formal models for predictable pervasive systems

Professor Alexey Kavokin, University of Southampton

Mesoscopic spin physics of exciton polaritons

Professor Ofer Lahav, University College London

The Dark Energy Survey and Beyond

Professor Peter McGlynn, University of Aberdeen

Replicating a killer: how does Vibrio cholerae maintain its genome?

Professor Frank Nijhoff, University of Leeds

Lagrangian multiform theory for integrable discrete and continuous systems

Professor Michael Ruderman, University of Sheffield

Advanced asymptotic theory of coronal loop transverse oscillations

The Leverhulme Trust was established at the wish of William Hesketh Lever and makes awards for the support of research and education. The Trust emphasises individuals and encompasses all subject areas. More information is available from .