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Wolfson Research Merit Awards

Congratulations to Professor Karen Vogtmann (Mathematics) and Professor Nicholas Zabaras who have been appointed as Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders - giving Warwick two out of the 28 new appointments.

Karen Vogtmann, Professor of Mathematics

The Royal Society is the UK's national academy of science and the Research Merit scheme is jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), with the aim to provide universities with additional support to enable them to attract science talent from overseas and retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.

The newly appointed award holders are working on a wide range of projects including such diverse areas as radar-tracking the movement patterns of bees, assessing how polar ice sheets contribute to global sea level rise, and the development of machine learning for precision medicine.

Warwick's two appointees will be working on the following projects:

Professor Karen Vogtmann
Outer spaces in geometric group theory

Professor Nicholas Zabaras
University of Warwick Centre for Predictive Modeling in Science and Engineering


The Wolfson Foundation is a grant-making charity established in 1955. Funding is given to support excellence. More information is available online.