The Royal Society of Edinburgh has revealed it Prizewinners for 2016; we are pleased to announce that four of the individuals recognised for their significant contributions to academia are members of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.
The RSE Young Academy of Scotland is pleased to congratulate its member Professor Cait MacPhee, who has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's New Year Honours list for services to women in Physics.
YAS Member Dr Christian Rutz received the 2013 BTO Marsh Award for Innovative Ornithology, for “an important contribution which takes forward our understanding of avian ecology or conservation science”. The award recognises Christian's work on using cutting-edge miniature tracking devices, such as animal-borne video cameras and proximity loggers, to study the behaviour of wild, free-ranging birds.The Award was presented by Professor Ian Newton, Professor Bill Sutherland, and Mrs Jo Winyard, at a ceremony on the 30th October, hosted jointly by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA), at the Mall Galleries, London.
Young Academy Member Dr Per Ola Kristensson has been tipped as one of the young innovators most likely to “change the world.” The computer scientist is one of 35 top young innovators named by the prestigious MIT Technology Review.
For over a decade, the global media company has recognised a list of exceptionally talented technologists whose work has great potential to “transform the world.” Dr Kristensson joins a stellar list of technological talent; previous winners include Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the cofounders of Google; Mark Zuckerberg, the cofounder of Facebook; Jonathan Ive, the chief designer of Apple; and David Karp, the creator of Tumblr.
Valeria Skafida is of Greek-Italian descent, and lived in Sweden during her school-age years. She completed undergraduate studies in Social Anthropology and Social Policy, and was awarded an ESRC-CASE studentship to complete an MSc and PhD in Social Policy, all at the University of Edinburgh.