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29th May 2024 Evan Leonhard (2023, MSt English)

Exeter Fellows elected Fellows of the Royal Society

Jo Dunkley and Yang Shi

Professors Jo Dunkley and Yang Shi have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society

Two academics with Exeter affiliations have recently been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society.

The first is Professor Jo Dunkley OBE, an Honorary Fellow and former Tutorial Fellow in Physics. She currently serves as Professor of Physics and Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University in the U.S., where her work focuses primarily on cosmology. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Maxwell Medal for early career contributions for theoretical physics and the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. In addition to her prolific work as a researcher, she regularly pursues public-facing projects and, in 2019, published Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide with Penguin Books.

The second is Professor Yang Shi—a Supernumerary Fellow at Exeter, Professor of Epigenetics, and Member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research here at Oxford. His work seeks to identify ‘key epigenetic regulators in cancer’ and, at Ludwig Oxford, centres around two specific types of cancer: acute myeloid leukaemia and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Professor Shi has also recently been elected as a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, an organisation equivalent to the FRS that grants membership on account of ‘distinguished and continuing achievements in original research’.

Exeter congratulates Professor Jo Dunkley and Professor Yang Shi on their exceptional achievements.

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