New UCL Fellows of the Royal Society
15 May 2009
Five UCL academics today join the ranks of the Fellows of the Royal Society, in recognition of their exceptional contributions to society.
The new Fellows from UCL are:
- Michael Batty, Director of the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and UCL Bartlett Professor of Planning
- John Hardy, Professor of Neuroscience (UCL Institute of Neurology)
- Peter Isaacson, Professor in the UCL Research Department of Pathology
- Jonathan Tennyson, Massey Professor of Physics (UCL Physics & Astronomy), and
- John Wood, Professor of Molecular Neurobiology (UCL Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Science).
As Fellows of the UK's national academy of science, these leaders in the fields of science, engineering and medicine join the likes of Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking.
The new Fellows are at the cutting edge of science worldwide. Their achievements represent the vast contribution science makes to society. They join an outstanding group of over 1,400 Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society, and all rank among the international leaders in their field.
UCL President and Provost Professor Malcolm Grant said: "The whole UCL community takes great pride in seeing the achievements of its outstanding scientists reflected in these elections to the Fellowship of the Royal Society."
To find out more about the work of the new Fellows and the Royal Society, follow the links at the top of this article.