He is one of 87 Fellows newly selected for 2021 from across sciences, arts, education, business and public life. The cohort joins the RSE’s current roll of around 1,600 leading thinkers and practitioners from Scotland and beyond.
Professor Glendinning’s election recognises his leadership in research and the success of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), Edinburgh, where he has been Scientific Director for the past five years.
This year’s cohort includes many new Fellows who have made a positive impact during the global COVID-19 pandemic: either as a result of their academic research or through their contribution to arts or for the role they have played in communicating complex information with the public.
Professor Dame Anne Glover, President of the RSE, said: “Through uniting these great minds from different walks of life, we can discover creative solutions to some of the most complex issues that Scotland faces. A warm welcome is extended to all of our new Fellows.”