Over 60 outstanding scientists from all over the globe have joined the Royal Society as Fellows and Foreign Members. The distinguished group of scientists consists of 52 Fellows, 10 Foreign Members and one Honorary Fellow and were all selected for their exceptional contributions to science. 

Among those elected are Michael Jordan (Foreign Member), who is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley [Michael has also won the Ulf Grenander Prize]; Richard Samworth (Fellow), Professor of Statistical Science and Director at the Statistical Laboratory, University of Cambridge; and Jeremy Quastel (Fellow), Professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto. 

Sir John O.F. Kingman (son of IMS Fellow Sir John F.C. Kingman) becomes an Honorary Fellow for his unwavering support for science throughout his career. He has been “an important and highly effective force for good for UK science and innovation for many years, through his career in the Treasury, his steering role in the creation of UK Research and Innovation and subsequent chairmanship.” 

Sir Adrian Smith, the new President of the Royal Society and an IMS Fellow, welcomed the newly elected Fellows and Foreign Members. He said, “The global pandemic has demonstrated the continuing importance of scientific thinking and collaboration across borders. Each Fellow and Foreign Member bring their area of scientific expertise to the Royal Society and when combined, this expertise supports the use of science for the benefit of humanity.”

The complete list is at https://royalsociety.org/news/2021/05/new-fellows-announcement-2021/