School of Physics & Astronomy

Honorary Degree for Prof Andrew Cameron

Prof Andrew Cameron Awarded Honorary Degree

The School's Professor Andrew Cameron has recently been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Toulouse. The award recognises Professor Cameron's internationally important research work in stellar physics. It is particularly appropriate for this award to be made by the University of Toulouse as Professor Cameron has a long-standing research collaboration with their astrophysicists.

The honorary doctorate was presented by M. le Professeur Jean-Pierre Vinel, President de l’université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier.

Prof Cameron giving his acceptance address.

The citation for the award states

The former Head of School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, he has been collaborating for more than 20 years with the IRAP teams, which gives rise each year to a dozen co-authored scientific publications, cross-evaluations of theses and regular exchanges of young PhDs and researchers trained in the respective teams of the two universities.

His work has been the subject of 341 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals totaling 12,670 citations. He is also the co-founder of the WASP project of exoplanet research by the transit method that earned him in 2010, the Group Achievement Award of the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society.

First posted BDS 19.6.18