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Eight Oxford academics announced as Fellows of the Royal Society

Eight Oxford University academics have been made Fellows of the Royal Society.

They are among 47 new Fellows announced today.

Oxford's new Fellows are:

Sir Rory Collins, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Population Health

Benjamin Davis, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

Alison Etheridge, Professor of Probability, Departments of Mathematics and Statistics

Jane Langdale, Professor of Plant Development, Department of Plant Sciences

Philip Maini, Professor of Mathematical Biology, Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Institute

Gero Miesenböck, Waynflete Professor of Physiology and Director of the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour

Dr Jonathan Pila, Reader in Mathematical Logic, Mathematical Institute

Henry Snaith, Professor in Physics, Department of Physics

The Fellowship of the Royal Society is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from or living and working in the UK and the Commonwealth. Past Fellows and Foreign Members have included Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Hawking.

The full list of Fellows is available here.