Glittering prizes

May 18, 2001

The Royal Society this week elected the following fellows: David Attwell , Jodrell professor of physiology at University College London; David Baulcombe , head of the Sainsbury Laboratory at the John Innes Centre, Norwich; John Beddington , director of the T. H. Huxley School of Environment, Earth Sciences and Engineering at Imperial College, London; Tim Berners-Lee , 3Com Founders professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States; Robert Birgeneau , president of the University of Toronto, Canada; Richard Bond , director of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Toronto; Hugh Bostock , professor of neurophysiology at the Institute of Neurology, London; Keith Burnett , head of atomic and laser physics at the Univer-sity of Oxford; Paul Callaghan , professor of physics at Massey University, New Zealand; Graham Collingridge , director of the Medical Research Council Centre for Synaptic Plasticity at the University of Bristol; Richard Dawkins , Charles Simonyi professor of the public understanding of science at the University of Oxford; Roger Ekins , head of molecular endocrinology at University College London; Henry Elderfield , reader in geochemistry at the University of Cambridge; Anthony Evans , director of the Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton University, US; Brian Eyre , visiting professor in the department of materials at the University of Oxford; Peter Gluckman , dean of medical and health sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand; Charles Godfray , director of the NERC Centre for Population Biology at Imperial College, London; Brigid Hogan , professor of cell biology at the Vanderbilt University Medical School, Tennes-see, US; John Hunt , professor of materials at the University of Oxford; Frances Kirwan , professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford; Shrinivas Kulkarni , professor of astronomy and planetary science at the California Institute of Technology, US; Andrew Leslie , senior scientist in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge; Michael Levitt , professor of computational structural biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, US; Robin Lovell-Badge , head of developmental genetics at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London; Paul Madden , professor of chemistry at the University of Oxford; Michael Paterson , professor of computer science at the Univer-sity of Warwick; Bruce Ponder , head of the department of oncology at the University of Cambridge; Geoffrey Raisman , head of the division of neurobiology at the National Institute for Medical Research, London; Dale Sanders , professor of biology at the University of York; David Schindler , Killam memorial professor of ecology at the University of Alberta, Canada; George Sheldrick , professor of structural chemistry at the University of Gottingen, Germany; Sheila Sherlock , emeritus professor of medicine at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London; Thomas Simpson , head of organic chemistry at the University of Bristol; Adrian Smith , principal of Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London; Mandyam Srinivasan , director of the Centre for Visual Sciences at the Australian National University; Ian Stewart , professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick; Roger Tanner , P. N. Russell professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia; Marc Tessier-Lavigne , director of the Centre for Brain Development at the University of California at San Francisco, US; Nicholas Tonks , senior scientist at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, US; William Unruh , professor of physics at the University of British Columbia, Canada; Bryan Webber , professor of theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge; and Alex James Wilkie , professor of mathematical logic at the University of Oxford.

The Royal Society has elected the following foreign members: Alexei Abrikosov , principal investigator in the materials science division at the Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, US; James Crow , emeritus professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin, US; Alan Fowler , emeritus IBM fellow at the T. J. Watson Research Center, New York, US; Clara Franzini-Armstrong , professor in the department of cell and developmental biology, University of Pennsylvannia, US; Allan Sandage , astronomer emeritus at the observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, US; Ahmed Zewail , Linus Pauling professor of chemistry and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, US.

Sir Patrick Moore , freelance writer and broadcaster on astronomy, was elected an honorary fellow.

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