Professor Manjul Bhargava was elected as a foreign member of the Royal Society. Bhargava will be formally admitted as a fellow of the Royal Society at a ceremony on July 12, when he will sign the charter book in London.
The Royal Society was founded in the 1660s to promote “the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.” It is made up of approximately 1,600 of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Fellows and foreign members are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science. Each year up to 52 fellows and up to 10 foreign members are elected from a group of around 700 candidates who are proposed by the existing fellowship.