Scottish Physicists receive New Year’s Honours

12 January 2015

Congratulations go to Prof. Martin Hendry, head of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Glasgow, who received the MBE for services to public engagement in science.

Prof. Martin Hendry

Martin is a member of the Institute for Gravitational Research and the Astronomy and Astrophysics research group (where he was a PDRA working in cosmology, from 1996 to 1998, and where he also completed his PhD in 1992). Martin was recently (until October 2012) a Science in Society Fellow for the Science and Technology Facilities Council, leading an international programme of outreach with schools and the public entitled “Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe”.

He also co-organises Glasgow’s monthly Cafe Scientifique at the Tron Theatre, and in May 2012 he was elected chair of the West of Scotland branch of the British Science Association. In 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, in recognition of his contributions to research, teaching and the public understanding of science.

Congratulations are also due to Dr Graeme Malcolm, CEO of M Squared Lasers, who was awarded an OBE for services to Science and Innovation.

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