Top scientists lured from USJune 15, 2007 at 7:41 am | Posted in America, Astronomy, Biology, Britain, Cosmology, Ecology, Evolution, Imperial College London, Royal Society, Science, Scientists, UK, University of California, University of Oxford, US | Leave a comment
Top scientists lured from US
15 Jun 2007
Four leading scientists have been appointed as Royal Society Research Professors, it has been announced today. The awards will see two of these scientists move from the US to the UK to continue their work.
The two who are currently US based are eminent astronomer Professor Richard Ellis FRS and Professor Russell Lande, an expert in ecology and evolution. For Professor Ellis, it is a return to the UK where he had been based until 1999. Physicist Professor Michael Cates FRS and Professor David Baulcombe FRS a molecular biologist have also been appointed.
I find this news interesting for many reasons, not least of which being my own transatlantic relocations in both directions. The UK climate for scientists is more conducive to science than the current US environment, imho. Furthermore, Ellis and Lande are both coming from California, to end up here in Oxford and London, respectively. Pretty cool move.