Elected: 2021
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Professor Ross McLure
Professor of Extragalactic Astrophysics, University of Edinburgh
Ross McLure is an astrophysicist who uses the latest generation of observing facilities to study the evolution of galaxies in the distant Universe. His early work was focused on active galaxies and helped to improve our understanding of the co-evolution of massive galaxies and supermassive black holes. More recently his research interests have shifted towards studying the formation and evolution of galaxies in the Universe’s early history. Currently, his work is centred on leading an international team that is delivering the most sensitive spectroscopic survey yet of the distant galaxy population