RSE Mary Somerville Medal
The RSE Mary Somerville Medal recognizes exceptional achievement in research in teamwork and collaborative endeavour within Scottish Higher Education Institute (HEI), between Scottish HEI and other institutions/businesses, and within other institutions, nationally and internationally. Applications are open from all disciplines/areas of study. The awardees are required to have a Scottish connection but can be based anywhere in the world.
- Nominations can only be made by Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
- The deadline for nominations is 13:00, 6 December 2023.
- Once into your profile, access and complete the nomination form. Google Chrome is the recommended browser.
ABOUT Mary Sommerville
Mary Somerville (1780 – 1872) was a mathematician, geographer, and astronomer and translator of the theories of Laplace. An associate of David Brewster, Charles Babbage, and Ada Lovelace, she was regarded as ‘the Queen of Science’ in the nineteenth century, and was the first person to be described in print as a “scientist”. Along with Caroline Herschel, she became the first women to gain membership to the Royal Astronomical Society.
The RSE relaunched its medals in autumn 2022 to include previously unrepresented sectors and to better reflect the important, and often overlooked, input of eminent women to the sciences, arts, and letters in Scotland. The RSE Mary Somerville Medal is a new medal in the previously unrepresented sector of Teamwork and Collaborative Endeavour.
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