Carlos Frenk

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Carlos Frenk in 2012

Carlos Silvestre Frenk, FRS (born October 27, 1951) is a Mexican-British cosmologist. His main interests lie in the field of cosmology, galaxy formation and computer simulations of cosmic structure formation. He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2014.[1]

He was the inaugural Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics at Durham University in 2001, following an endowment by Sir Peter Ogden.[2] He still holds this chair, and is Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham, which is part of the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics. He is also Principal Investigator of the Virgo Consortium.

He received a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Cambridge in 1981. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the Society's Council.[3]


  1. ^ "2014 winners of the RAS awards, medals and prizes". Royal Astronomical Society. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  2. ^ University of Durham Department of Physics, Research in the Department: Status and Outlook, March 2005, accessed 2013-07-23.
  3. ^ Royal Society Council, accessed 2013-07-23.