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Scientist awarded University Research Fellowship
4:30pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
A scientist from the University of Southampton has been awarded a prestigious appointment which could lead to better understanding of black holes.
The University Research Fellowship (URF) scheme aims to provide scientists who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen fields with the opportunity to build an independent research career Dr Diego Altamirano’s is one of 41 new URF appointments across the UK.
He will be working on a research project using today’s best X-ray telescopes, together with the world’s largest radio antennas and most sensitive optical telescopes, to study in detail and provide new insights into two black hole systems.
Dr Altamirano, from Physics and Astronomy at the university, said: “I’m delighted and honoured to receive this prestigious fellowship from the Royal Society.
“The award will help my research to develop new knowledge about what happens at the edge of black hole event horizons.”
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