2010 RAS Fellowships
Dr Ben Davies, Dr Caitriona Jackman and Dr Thomas Kitching will take up the 2010 RAS Fellowships. For three years from October 2010, the three scientists will respectively hold their Fellowships at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, University College London and the Institute for Astronomy at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh.
The 2010 RAS Fellowship scheme was set up, partly in response to the declining support available from STFC, to allow outstanding early career scientists to pursue research in the UK in the areas that the Society advances i.e. astronomy, solar system science, geophysics and closely related disciplines.
Ben will use his Fellowship to work on a novel method for mapping the star-forming history of galaxies, Catriona will carry out research into energy release from planetary magnetospheres and Thomas will use 3D gravitational lensing to investigate neutrino mass and dark energy.