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Durham is a hub for research excellence and our academics prove that year in and year out through their ground-breaking research. We are delighted that Dr Sownak Bose, from the Department of Physics, has been awarded the Future Leaders Fellowship for his research project into Fundamental Cosmology.

The other recipient of the award is Dr Clare Mahon from Chemistry and you can find out about Dr Mahon's work here

Sownak’s cosmology research

Sownak has received the award for his project Fundamental Cosmology in the Era of Surveys: A Multi-scale Numerical Campaign.

Sownak has completed his PhD with us and his research uses computer simulations of ‘virtual universes’ to study the formation of Galaxies in our Universe.

Sownak’s research will use the COSMA Cluster in Durham, which is one of the most advanced supercomputers in the world, to perform the simulations for his project.

On receiving the award, Sownak said: “There has never been a more exciting time to be a cosmologist. Using sophisticated theoretical models, my research programme will aim to set some of the most stringent constraints yet on the nature of dark matter and dark energy.”

Future Leaders Fellowships are awarded by UK Research and Innovation to support talented people in universities, businesses and other research and innovation environments.

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