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Carlos Frenk and Katherine Blundell receive national honours

Last Updated on Monday, 19 June 2017 11:35
Published on Monday, 19 June 2017 09:42

Professor Carlos Frenk, Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmlogy at Durham University, and Professor Katherine Blundell, Professor of Astrophysics and Supernumeray Research Fellow at St John's College at the University of Oxford, receive awards in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Professor Carlos Frenk smallProfessor Carlos Frenk. Credit: Durham University. Click for a full size image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both scientists are longstanding Fellows of the RAS, and have made enormous contributions to their respective fields.

Prof Frenk is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for services to cosmology and the public dissemination of basic science. Prof Blundell is appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to astronomy and the education of young people.

Prof John Zarnecki, President of the Royal Astronomical Society, offered his congratulations: "Carlos and Katherine are two outstanding scientists, who combine brilliant research careers with a passion for public engagement. I'm delighted that they've been honoured in this way."

 

 KatherineBlundellProfessor Katherine Blundell. Credit: Oxford Physics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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