Meet the Awardees
David Manlove – RSE Lord Kelvin Medal
The Lord Kelvin Medal is presented each year to an exceptional individual who has demonstrated lifelong dedication and made an outstanding contribution to physical, engineering & informatic sciences.
Privacy and security risks caused by thermal imaging
Imagine typing a private message on your keyboard before leaving it unattended for a few minutes. During that time, someone comes in and uses a thermal camera to take a thermal image of your keyboard.
Kathryn Rudy – RSE Sir Walter Scott Medal – Video
The Walter Scott Medal is presented each year to an exceptional individual who has demonstrated lifelong dedication and made an outstanding contribution to the humanities or social sciences.
Revitalising Scottish Gaelic in Scotland and among diaspora communities in Nova Scotia and New England
A Fulbright research scholarship to Harvard University, which will investigate motivations to learn and use Scottish Gaelic among diaspora communities in New England. In many ways, the tenacity of our Gaelic language, and its survival into the 21st century both within and outwith our small country – in the face of serious long-term decline – is incredible.
Removing barriers to the democratisation of global satellite data and intelligence
The RSE Enterprise Fellowship spearheaded the commercialisation of Earth Blox - a cloud-based mapping software which democratises access to planetary scale satellite intelligence by removing the need for coding skills and deep domain expertise.
Explaining strange photometry observed by Kepler
Researching the coupling of dust to stellar magnetic fields and its effects on light curves of M dwarves in an attempt to explain some strange photometry observed by Kepler.
Ferry Melchels – Dr Patrick Neill Medal – Video
The Dr Patrick Neill Medal are for early career researchers and business leaders for their outstanding contribution to their field of research or business.
Assessing the Human Rights Potential in Scotland’s External Relations
Developing a baseline to understand the current situation of human rights, what can be learned from other, similar sub-states, and finally, what can and should be done in the future.
Developing new methods and tools required to evaluate and model fire risks within South Africa
International knowledge exchange of fire scientists at the University of Edinburgh about Informal Settlements fires for developed countries around the globe to improve the resilience of informal settlements to fires.
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