Congratulations to the RAS Medallists!

Given all the doom and gloom going around I thought I’d take the opportunity to share some good news and also offer my public congratulations to the all the winners of medals and awards announced yesterday by the Royal Astronomical Society. Let me draw particular attention to the three, purely on the grounds that I know them and their work personally.

First, Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell who receives the Gold Medal. For some reason the citation doesn’t mention that she should have won a share of the Nobel Prize in 1974.

Second, star cosmologist Hiranya Peiris who gets the Eddington Medal.

And third, Steven Smartt of Queen’s University Belfast, who gets the Herschel Medal.

Congratulations to them and indeed to all the winners of awards and medals, a complete list of whom may be found here.

One Response to “Congratulations to the RAS Medallists!”

  1. “ For some reason the citation doesn’t mention that she should have won a share of the Nobel Prize in 1974.“

    Maybe because she has said on numerous occasions that she doesn‘t think that she was overlooked for the Nobel Prize?

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