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Prestigious fellowships for young researchers

Dr Ineke De Moortel and Dr Sophie Huczynska, young researchers in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, have both been awarded four-year Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships.

This is a reflection of the high esteem in which they are held, as only 10 of these highly prestigious research fellowships were awarded across the UK for the whole of the natural sciences, out of 200 applications.

It is a major achievement for a department to be awarded more than one such Fellowship, reflecting the high research standing of the School as a whole.

Dr De Moortel is an applied mathematician whose research concerns waves in the magnetic field surrounding the sun, whilst Dr Huczynska is a pure mathematician who works on problems in number theory and combinatorics with applications, for example, how computers sort data.

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