The Royal Society, London.

Three Cambridge academics have been made Fellows of the Royal Society in recognition of their outstanding contributions to science.

It is with great honour that I welcome them as Fellows of the Royal Society

Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society

In total, fifty eminent scientists from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth have been honoured, joining illustrious names such as Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. Ten new Foreign Members have also been named.  

The Cambridge academics are:

Caucher Birkar 

Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Peter Haynes

Professor of Applied Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics 

Richard Jozsa

Leigh Trapnell Professor of Quantum Physics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, says:  “Over the course of the Royal Society’s vast history, it is our Fellowship that has remained a constant thread and the substance from which our purpose has been realised: to use science for the benefit of humanity. 

“This year’s newly elected Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society embody this, being drawn from diverse fields of enquiry—epidemiology, geometry, climatology—at once disparate, but also aligned in their pursuit and contributions of knowledge about the world in which we live, and it is with great honour that I welcome them as Fellows of the Royal Society.” 

Dr Yusuf K Hamied, an alumnus of Christ's College and a generous donor to the University, has also been elected an Honorary Fellow.

New Fellows are formally admitted to the Society at the Admissions Day ceremony in July, when they sign the Charter Book and the Obligation of the Fellows of the Royal Society. 

View the full list of new Fellows and Foreign Members.

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