Joshua Frieman earns honorary fellowship in Royal Astronomical Society

Steve Koppes
Associate News DirectorUniversity Communications

The council of the Royal Astronomical Society in the United Kingdom has named Joshua Frieman of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the University of Chicago as an honorary fellow.

The Royal Astronomical Society annually 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, PhD’85, a member of Fermilab’s theoretical astrophysics groups and a professor in astronomy & astrophysics at UChicago, is a founder of and directs the Dark Energy Survey, a collaboration of about 300 scientists from 25 institutions on three continents. He centers his research on theoretical and observational cosmology, including studies of the nature of dark energy, the early universe, gravitational lensing, the large-scale structure of the universe, and supernovae as cosmological distance indicators.