Research award success for Jim Dunlop

Congratulations to Jim Dunlop, Head of School and Professor of Extragalactic Astronomy, who has been awarded a Royal Society Research Professorship.

The Royal Society Research Professorships are the Society's premier research awards, providing long term support to world-class researchers of outstanding achievement to focus on ambitious and original research of the highest quality.

Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy, Professor James Dunlop is based in the Institute for Astronomy. Over the next 5-10 years, his research aims to use the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and the Atacama Large Millimetre Array (ALMA), to discover and study the first galaxies which were forming and growing in the first billion years of the universe. This could reveal ‘first light' and chart the formation of the elements required for life on Earth.