Fellow of the Royal Society

Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, including Honorary, Foreign and Royal Fellows

Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS, ForMemRS and HonFRS) is an award granted by the judges of the Royal Society of London to individuals who have made a 'substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science, and medical science'. Fellowship of the Society, the oldest known scientific academy in continuous existence, is a significant honor. It has been awarded to many eminent scientists throughout history, including Isaac Newton (1672), Charles Darwin (1839), Michael Faraday (1824), Ernest Rutherford (1903), Srinivasa Ramanujan (1918), Albert Einstein (1921), Winston Churchill (1941), Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1944), Dorothy Hodgkin (1947), Alan Turing (1951) and Francis Crick (1959). More recently, fellowship has been awarded to Stephen Hawking (1974), Tim Hunt (1991), Elizabeth Blackburn (1992), Tim Berners-Lee (2001), Venkatraman Ramakrishnan (2003), Atta-ur Rahman (2006), Andre Geim (2007), James Dyson (2015), Ajay Kumar Sood (2015), Subhash Khot (2017), Elon Musk (2018), and around 8,000 others in total, including over 280 Nobel Laureates since 1900. As of October 2018, there are approximately 1689 living Fellows, Foreign and Honorary Members, of which over 60 are Nobel Laureates.Fellowship of the Royal Society has been described by The Guardian newspaper as “the equivalent of a lifetime achievement Oscar” with several institutions celebrating their announcement each year.
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Voltaire

French writer, historian, and philosopher

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Candide

book by Voltaire

author: Voltaire
illustrator: Jean-Michel Moreau

1759

Zadig

novel by Voltaire

author: Voltaire

L'Ingénu

satirical novella by the French writer Voltaire

author: Voltaire

The Maid of Orleans

poem by Voltaire

author: Voltaire

1755

The World as It Goes

story by Voltaire

author: Voltaire

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Richard Dawkins

English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author

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Charles Darwin

British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection"

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Roger Penrose

English mathematical physicist, recreational mathematician and philosopher

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

German mathematician and philosopher

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