Josh Frieman awarded honorary fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society

Josh Frieman stands in front of the Blanco telescope and the Dark Energy Camera at the Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile. Photo: Brian Nord, FCPA

On Jan. 10 the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society in the UK announced that it has awarded Fermilab and University of Chicago scientist Joshua Frieman with an honorary fellowship.

Every year, the Royal Astronomical Society recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to astronomy and geophysics. RAS elected Frieman as a 2014 honorary fellow to mark his singular contributions to the study of dark energy.

Frieman is a founder of and currently serves as director of the Dark Energy Survey, a collaboration of about 300 scientists from 25 institutions on three continents.