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St Catharine's welcomes new Fellows


St Catharine's is delighted to welcome our new Fellows this Michaelmas.

Professor Pierre Raphaël joins us as a Professorial Fellow. Professor Raphaël is the Herchel Smith Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. His research lies at the border between physics and pure mathematics, and aims in particular at understanding energy concentration mechanisms and singularity formation during the propagation of non-linear waves. 

Mr Peter Candy is the new College Teaching and Research Fellow in Law. His research interests include Roman legal and economic history and the relationship between legal change and economic development through time.

Our new Fellow in Economics is Dr Vasileios Kotsidis, who uses tools from traditional and evolutionary game theory to analyse social interactions that (potentially) involve strategic motives. 

Dr Johannes Pausch joins us as Teaching and Research Fellow in Mathematics. His research interests lie in the area of stochastic processes in nature and society, with applications in cell biology, neuroscience, and finance. 

On Friday (4 October), we also admitted three Honorary Fellows: Mr Peter Dawson, Mrs Christina Dawson, and Professor Yuri Oganessian

Matriculating in 1974, Mr Dawson read Natural Sciences at St Catharine’s, and immediately after graduating joined Bechtel Group, Inc., a leading engineering, project management and construction company. 

Mrs Dawson is on the Board of Trustees of Whitman College, a small liberal arts college in Walla Walla, Washington State, and is a Board Member of the Montana Academy Foundation.

Professor Oganessian is the Scientific Leader of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia, and the second living person ever to be honoured by having an element of the Periodic Table named after him.