RSE medals recognise pioneers in Science, Academia and Public Engagement
Published: 20 May 2022
Two UofG academics are among the winners of The Royal Society of Edinburgh's highly prestigious medals, which recognise exceptional achievement.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy, has announced the winners of its highly prestigious medals, which recognise exceptional achievement.
Two of the medal recipients - Professor Christine Davies and Dr Neil McDonnell - are from the University of Glasgow.
Professor Sir John Ball, President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, said: "I offer my warm congratulations to this year’s RSE medal recipients, who join a group of pioneers whose discoveries have advanced knowledge and our understanding of the world.
"Their outstanding work showcases the international reputation of Scottish research and innovation.“
The University of Glasgow 2022 RSE medalists are:
RSE/LORD KELVIN MEDAL - Professor Christine Davies
Through her research, Professor Davies has developed techniques for accurate calculations in strong interaction physics that enable stringent tests of the Standard Model. Professor Davies has also extensively championed diversity, inclusion and public engagement.
RSE/THOMAS REID MEDAL - Dr Neil McDonnell
Dr Neil McDonnell, Lord Kelvin-Adam Smith Fellow in Virtual and Augmented Reality at the School of Humanities | Sgoil nan Daonnachdan, is awarded the RSE/Thomas Reid Medal for his leading and sustained work on Project Mobius, including creating a ‘VR for Zoom’ platform which has delivered the significant elements of VR without the need for headsets; thus negating the health risk currently associated with their use. His work is recognised globally for developing the very highest levels of visualisation and simulation.
First published: 20 May 2022