Professor Daniele Faccio, Professor in Physics at Heriot-Watt's School of Engineering & Physical Sciences has been awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Senior Public Engagement Prize for his science engagement and outreach talks, videos, television and YouTube presentations on black hole physics and novel imaging technologies.
The 2017 RSE Prize-winners highlight the vitality and scope of Scotland's academic and professional sector.
He was among Scotland's most remarkable academic talent recognised in the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE)'s 2017 Prize-winners. These awards are presented annually by the Society to individuals who are showing great potential in the early stages of their occupation as well as those who are at the height of their careers.
Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, President of the RSE, commented, “To this year's RSE Prize-winners I offer my warmest congratulations. Along with previous recipients, they have made truly outstanding contributions to their different disciplines, and in doing so, they reflect the RSE's remit to support the advancement of learning and useful knowledge. Hailing from diverse disciplines, the 2017 RSE Prize-winners highlight the vitality and scope of Scotland's academic and professional sector.”
Professor Daniele Faccio said, “I am truly honoured to have been awarded the public engagement prize and to be ranked with previous winners and highly esteemed science communicators.
“Communicating with the public has payed such a vital part in our research over the past years and we will continue to share our science and discoveries.”