The Royal Society elected on 18 May 2006 forty-four new Fellows and six Foreign Members from the fields of science, engineering and technology.
They included the following Fellows of the RAS:
Professor Michael Lockwood
Chief Scientist (Individual Merit Band 1), Space Science and Technology Department, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Southampton University
Professor Michael Richard Edward Proctor
Professor of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
In addition the wife of former RAS President Donald Lynden- Bell, Professor Ruth Marion Lynden-Bell and the 2002 George Darwin Lecturer, Professor Ramesh Narayan were also elected.
Fellows of the Royal Society are elected for their contributions to science, both in fundamental research resulting in greater understanding, and also in leading and directing scientific and technological progress in industry and research establishments. A maximum of forty-four new Fellows, who must be citizens or residents of Commonwealth countries or Ireland, may be elected annually.
The RAS congraulates them all.