The Director of the Institute of Astronomy is delighted to announce the election of Professor Gerard F Gilmore to the Fellowship of the Royal Society on 2 May 2013.
The citation for Gerry details his pioneering work in the study of the Milky Way and its satellite galaxies. Gerry's leadership role in the forthcoming GAIA mission is also highlighted.
The Royal Society is the national Academy of science in the UK and the Fellowship is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth. Fellows are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science. The Institute has eight Fellows among its current and emeritus staff.