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Carlos Frenk

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Residence  Durham, England
Thesis  1981
Role  Cosmologist
Name  Carlos Frenk
Citizenship  Mexican, British

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Born  October 27, 1951 (age 64) (1951-10-27)
Institutions  Durham University Principal Investigator of the Virgo Consortium University of Sussex University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Berkeley
Notable awards  Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2014
Education  National Autonomous University of Mexico, University of Cambridge
Awards  Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Gruber Prize in Cosmology
Fields  Cosmology, Galaxy formation and evolution

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Carlos Silvestre Frenk, (born 27 October 1951) is a Mexican-British cosmologist. His main interests lie in the field of cosmology, galaxy formation and computer simulations of cosmic structure formation. He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2014.


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He was the inaugural Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics at Durham University in 2001, following an endowment by Sir Peter Ogden. He still holds this chair, and is Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham, which is part of the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics. He is also Principal Investigator of the Virgo Consortium.


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He received a PhD in astronomy from the University of Cambridge in 1981. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the Society's Council.

Fellowships and awards

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  • 2017 Max Born Prize of the German Physical Society
  • 2014 Gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2013 Alexander von Humboldt Research Award
  • 2013 Lansdowne Visitor, UVic, Canada
  • 2013 The Biermann Lectures, Max Planck Society
  • 2011 Gruber Prize in Cosmology ($500,000, jointly w. M. Davis, G. Efstathiou, S. White)
  • 2010 Hoyle Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics
  • 2010 George Darwin Lectureship, Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2007 Daniel Chalonge medal, Observatoire de Paris
  • 2006 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
  • 2006 The Withrow lecture, Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2004 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 2004 Ranked 2nd most cited author in Space Sciences in the world in the past 10 years.
  • 2002 Ranked 5th most cited physical scientist in UK since 1980
  • 2000–2001 Leverhulme Research Fellowship
  • 2000 Ranked 16th most cited physical scientist in the UK during the 1990s
  • 1996–1999 PPARC Senior Fellowship
  • 1992–1993 Sir Derman Christopherson Fellowship, University of Durham
  • 1991–1992 Nuffield Foundation Science Research Fellowship
  • 1985 SERC Advanced Fellowship (declined)
  • 1976–1979 British Council Fellowship
  • 1976 Gabino Barreda medal for first place in Theor. Phys. degree
  • Frenk was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cosmology and the public dissemination of basic science.


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