Physicist Jennifer Thomas, who has co-led the MINOS collaboration at Fermilab since 2010, has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society. She is one of 50 to join this year.
A professor of physics at University College London, Thomas is known for her pioneering work in high-energy particle physics and especially for major contributions to the study of neutrinos, being a leader in the development and analysis of neutrino oscillation measurements. She has also played a leading role in detector development. She was awarded a CBE in 2011 for services to science and in 2012 she was made a fellow of the American Physical Society.
The Fellowship of the Royal Society is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from or living and working in the UK and the Commonwealth.