Paul Glendinning Named RSE Fellow
30 Mar 2021
Professor Paul Glendinning, ICMS Scientific Director and professor of applied mathematics at the University of Manchester, has been announced as a 2021 Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Paul Glendinning is an expert on nonlinear dynamics and chaos, with over one hundred academic publications in this area. He has also written popular books and articles. He was the founding Head of the School of Mathematics in Manchester following the merger of UMIST and Manchester, and he has been Scientific Director at ICMS in Edinburgh for almost five years.
Professor Bernd Schroers, Co-Chair of the ICMS Management Committee has also been named on this year's Fellows list. Bernd Schroers is a mathematical physicist and professor at Heriot-Watt university. His main research interests are topological solitons and quantum gravity.
Together, they join 87 new Fellows that have been revealed from across sciences, arts, education, business and public life. These will join the RSE’s current roll of around 1,600 leading thinkers and practitioners from Scotland and beyond, whose work has a significant impact on our nation.
This year’s cohort includes many new Fellows who have made a positive impact during the global Covid-19 pandemic: either as a result of their academic research or through their contribution to arts or for the role they have played in communicating complex information with the public. Those who are elected to the Fellowship have undergone a rigorous assessment of their achievements, professional standing and the contribution they and their work make to wider society.
Paul Glendinning commented:
“I am delighted and honoured to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and look forward to engaging with the work it does to promote ideas and support excellence in Scotland and beyond.”
Professor Dame Anne Glover, President of The Royal Society of Edinburgh said:
"As Scotland’s national academy we recognise excellence across a diverse range of expertise and experience, and its effect on Scottish society. This impact is particularly clear this year in the latest cohort of new Fellows which includes scientists who are pioneering the way we approach the coronavirus; those from the arts who have provided the rich cultural experience we have all been missing, and some who have demonstrated strong leadership in guiding their organisations and communities through this extraordinary time.
Through uniting these great minds from different walks of life, we can discover creative solutions to some of the most complex issues that Scotland faces. A warm welcome is extended to all of our new Fellows."