Six Oxford professors appointed as Royal Society Fellows

first_imgTim Behrens, Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Honorary Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, said to Cherwell: “I am extremely surprised and feel very lucky to have been elected to the Royal Society.  It is a reflection of the amazing colleagues and students I have worked with.  Working at two of the world’s leading centres for Neuroscience, Oxford and UCL, has given me access to the most exciting ideas and the best students in the world.” Six Oxford researchers have recently been awarded Fellowships by the Royal Society, the oldest national scientific institution in the world. The researchers are Professor Raymond Pierrehumbert, Professor Peter Nellist, Professor Xin Lu, Professor Ehud Hrushovski, Professor Benjamin Berks, and Professor Timothy Behrens. Peter Nellist, Professor of Materials and Joint Head of Department of Materials, said: “I am deeply honoured to have been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.  I look forward to working with colleagues within the Society to further their aims of supporting excellence in science and working to widen understanding of and participation in science.” “My appreciation also goes to the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research for its long-term research funding and to the Department, College, and University for a supportive and creative environment. Most important of all, my deep gratitude goes to the fantastic scientists in my laboratory, and colleagues I’ve had the privilege to work with throughout my career to date, without whom this recognition would not have been possible.” They are amongst 62 scientists who have recently been admitted to the society. This includes 51 Fellows, 10 Foreign Members, and 1 Honorary Fellow. Within this group there are 6 Nobel laureates. They now join an illustrious list of scientific names, including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Dorothy Hodgkin, and Stephen Hawking. Discussing her award with Cherwell, Professor Xin Lu, Director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and Professor at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, said: “I am humbled to receive this honour from the Royal Society. As someone who barely spoke English at the beginning of my scientific career, I am hugely grateful for all the support I have received from my supervisors and mentors.  Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, outlined on the Royal Society website the importance of their work: “At this time of global crisis, the importance of scientific thinking, and the medicines, technologies and insights it delivers, has never been clearer. Our Fellows and Foreign Members are central to the mission of the Royal Society, to use science for the benefit of humanity… This year’s Fellows and Foreign Members have helped shape the 21st century through their work at the cutting-edge of fields from human genomics, to climate science and machine learning.” Image credit to Tom Morris/ Wikimedia Commons Patrick Grant, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (research), commented on the importance of this for the University: “These elections bring enormous prestige to the University and show the strength and quality of our research across many branches of mathematics, science and medicine. The accomplishments of these scientists have been significant on the world stage and help inspire us all in our research work, even as we face new challenges.”last_img read more

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NASCAR starting lineup at Phoenix: Ryan Blaney wins pole; Chase Elliott qualifies second

first_imgTicketGuardian 500 schedule, how to watchAll of the events leading up to the race, including practices and races for the Xfinity Series, can be seen on NASCAR.com, PRN, MRN and FS1.Here’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the TicketGuardian 500.(All times Eastern)Friday, March 8TimeEventChannel1:35 p.m. Cup Series First PracticeMRN3:05 p.m.Xfinity Series First PracticeFS15:05 p.m.Xfinity Series Final PracticeFS16:10 p.m.Cup Series qualifyingFS1/MRNSaturday, March 9TimeEventChannel11:35 a.m.Cup Series Second PracticeFS1/MRN12:40 p.m.Xfinity Series qualifyingFS12:05 p.m.Cup Series Final PracticeFS1/MRN4 p.m.Xfinity Series raceFS1/MRNSunday, March 10TimeEventChannel3:30 p.m.TicketGuardian 500Fox/MRN DRIVERS FIGHT: Suarez, McDowell clash in qualifyingChase Elliott will start second. Kyle Busch will be fourth and Kevin Harvick eighth.Kurt Busch did not make it to the final round of qualifying and will start 16th.NASCAR AT PHOENIX: Odds, prediction, sleepersKyle Larson didn’t have his best day; he qualified 31st.The TicketGuardian 500 can be seen at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday on FOX.TicketGuardian 500 starting lineupHere is the starting lineup for Sunday’s race:StartingDriverNumberNo. 1Ryan Blaney12No. 2Chase Elliott9No. 3Denny Hamlin11No. 4Kyle Busch18No. 5Brad Keselowski2No. 6Alex Bowman88No. 7William Byron24No. 8Kevin Harvick4No. 9Martin Truex Jr.19No. 10Erik Jones20No. 11Daniel Hemric8No. 12Joey Logano22No. 13Austin Dillon3No. 14Aric Almirola10No. 15Jimmie Johnson48No. 16Kurt Busch1No. 17Paul Menard21No. 18Ryan Newman6No. 19Ricky Stenhouse Jr.17No. 20Ty Dillon13No. 21Ryan Preece47No. 22Chris Buescher37No. 23Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.43No. 24Corey Lajoie32No. 25Matt DiBenedetto95No. 26Clint Bowyer14No. 27Michael McDowell34No. 28Daniel Suarez41No. 29David Ragan38No. 30Matt Tifft36No. 31Kyle Larson42No. 32Landon Cassill00No. 33Ross Chastain15No. 34Cody Ware51No. 35Quin Houff77No. 36Bayley Currey52 What time does the TicketGuardian 500 start?The TicketGuardian 500 will take place Sunday, March 10. Live coverage begins on Fox at 3:30 p.m. EST.What channel is the TicketGuardian 500 on?The TicketGuardian 500 will be broadcast nationally on Fox. The race can also be live-streamed on the Fox Sports Go app or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. This may be the thing to get Ryan Blaney going.The 25-year-old won his first pole of the season Friday at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., outside Phoenix. He will start up front for Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series TicketGuardian 500.last_img read more

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