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The Royal Society’s activities HoDoMs, 3 April 2009
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Friday 11 November 2011 2 What we would like to get out of today Tell you about a variety of things going on at the Royal Society Encourage you to get involved in some of them and think about your colleagues who might be nominated/ apply for various schemes Particularly to think about under-represented groups Listen to your views Get you excited about plans for our 350 th
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Friday 11 November 2011 3 The Royal Society does a wide variety of things, including: Fellowship – international network of scientists Funds researchers Publishes journals Holds public lectures and exhibitions Organises scientific conferences Advises Government Works in schools
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Policy work Science for policy – e.g. geoengineering, innovation in the services sector, biological approaches to enhancing food production, Fruits of curiosity Policy for science – e.g. response to Science in Society consultation, meeting with EPSRC Fostering links – MP-scientist pairing scheme/Civil servant-scientist pairing scheme Friday 11 November 2011 4
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Discussion Meetings 10 or more two-day international conferences per year RS does all the admin so you focus on the subject Speakers/chairs expenses all paid, free for all participants Published in Philosophical Transactions Chosen by competitive peer review 2008 meetings with maths focus included ‘Statistical and computational challenges in Friday 11 November 2011 5
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Friday 11 November 2011 6 Royal Society Publishing
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Royal Society Publishing and mathematics Friday 11 November 2011 7 publishing.royalsociety.org Proceedings A / Philosophical Transactions A – original research and themed reviews In 2008, 36% of articles were in mathematics Faster publication than Nature and PNAS (113 days cf. 163 and 196) and rising impact factors International readership (50% USA vs 11% UK)
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Medals and awards – some mathematics examples All of those with no subject limits or ‘physical
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