Election results: new President and Council
Prof. Martin Barstow
Martin Barstow is Professor of Astrophysics and Space Science at the University of Leicester. He has served on the RAS Council from 2005-2013, originally as a councillor and later as Astronomy Secretary. Prof. Barstow's research interests are in white dwarfs, the local interstellar medium, and UV instrumentation. He is also involved in outreach and science policy, for example serving on STFC Council and advisory boards for the UK and European Space Agencies.
Prof. Barstow will serve for one year as President Elect before succeeding the current President, Prof. David Southwood, in May 2014.
Prof. Gillian Foulger (G)
Dr Andrew Norton (A)
The vice presidents will serve terms of two years.
Mandy Bailey (A)
The secretary will serve a term of up to five years.
Prof. John Brown (G)
Dr Sarah Matthews (G)
Prof. Paul Murdin (A)
Prof. Peter Coles (A)
The councillors will serve terms of three years, except for Prof. Coles who will serve for one year only.
(A) denotes the fields of astronomy (including cosmology, astrobiology, astrochemistry, astroparticle physics, computational astrophysics etc.)
(G) denotes the fields of geophysics (including geophysical fluid dynamics, planetary sciences, solar-terrestrial physics etc.)
More details and policy statements from the candidates who took part in the elections are available.