OSU Professor Admitted to The Royal Society

Monday, 14 July 2008

 

The Royal SocietyGirish Agarwal, an Oklahoma State University physics professor, recently took part in ceremonies in London for his election into the Fellowship of The Royal Society. Election is regarded as the highest accolade a scientist in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth can receive next to a Nobel Prize. Among others who have been honored with this distinction are Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking and Sir David Attenborough.

 

Girish Agarwal, an Oklahoma State University physics professor, recently took part in ceremonies in London for his election into the Fellowship of The Royal Society. Election is regarded as the highest accolade a scientist in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth can receive next to a Nobel Prize. Among others who have been honored with this distinction are Sir Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking and Sir David Attenborough.

 

Signatures in the Royal Society membership book.Part of the ceremonies for The Royal Society includes the honorees signing their name into the organization’s original membership book that dates back to 1660. Girish Agarwal, an OSU physics professor, was the first among the 2008 Fellows to sign the book with a quill pen.

 

The Royal Society MaceShown in this photo is the original 1660 mace given to The Royal Society. Each year the ceremony to admit the Fellows begins with the carrying of the mace.

 

Dr. Agarwal and Dean Sherwood at the induction ceremony.Girish Agarwal (right), a physics professor at OSU with Peter M.A. Sherwood, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at OSU, prior to Agarwal’s admittance into The Royal Society.