James Dunlop becomes a Fellow of the Royal Society

Congratulations to the School's Prof. James Dunlop, who has been elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society.

"I am delighted that Jim Dunlop has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society for his outstanding investigations in observational astrophysics. This is a well-deserved accolade and follows his recent awards of the George Darwin Lectureship (2014), and the Herschel Medal (2016) from the Royal Astronomical Society. On behalf of the School I would like to express our congratulations." Prof.  Arthur Trew, Head of the School of Physics & Astronomy

About the Fellowship

The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. Fellows and Foreign Members are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science.

There are approximately 1,600 Fellows and Foreign Members, including around 80 Nobel Laureates. Each year up to 52 Fellows and up to 10 Foreign Members are elected from a group of around 700 candidates who are proposed by the existing Fellowship.

"The scientists elected to the Fellowship are leaders who have advanced their fields through their ground breaking work. We are delighted to welcome them to the Royal Society.” Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society