Founded in 1660, the Royal Society is one of the oldest and most
recognized scientific societies on the globe. It is dedicated to
promoting excellence in science and serves as the National Academy of
Sciences of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.
Every year about 50 new Members are elected, including 6-8 Foreign
Members. According to the Society's statutes, candidates for election to
the Fellowship must have made "a substantial contribution to the
improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering
science and medical science".
Prof. Rashid Sunyaev has made outstanding contributions to the High
Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology, including the standard theory of disk
accretion, the interaction of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) photons
with the hot gas in galaxy clusters (Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect), the
prediction of baryonic oscillations and acoustic peaks in the angular
fluctuations of CMB temperature and many others.
The Royal Society
The Royal Society Fellows - 2009
Prof. Rashid A. Sunyaev