Wolfson Research Merit Award
13 September 2011
Professor Carole Mundell, who leads the Liverpool Gamma Ray Burst group in the Astrophysics Research Institute, has received a prestigious Wolfson Research Merit Award from The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science.
Professor Mundell's award was for her project 'Black-hole Driven Explosions and the Dynamic Universe' which recognises her contribution and continuing work in two major fields in extragalactic astrophysics: the fuelling and dynamical environment of Active Galactic Nuclei and real-time optical followup of Gamma Ray Bursts.
Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the scheme aims to provide universities with additional support to enable them to attract to this country or to retain respected scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.
The newly appointed award holders are working on a wide variety of projects including atmospheric aerosols, weather and climate; time and extra dimensions in space; early human evolution in Africa; and the impact of systemic infection and inflammation on the aged and diseased brain.
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