Carlos Frenk in 2012
Carlos Silvestre Frenk|
27 October 1951
University of Mexico (BSc)|
University of Cambridge (PhD)
Gruber Prize in Cosmology (2011)|
Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (2014)
University of Sussex
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Berkeley
|Thesis||Globular clusters in the galaxy and in the Large Magellanic Cloud (1981)|
|Doctoral advisor||Bernard J. T. Jones|
Carlos Silvestre Frenk, CBE FRS (born 27 October 1951) is a Mexican-British cosmologist. His main interests lie in the field of cosmology, galaxy formation and computer simulations of cosmic structure formation.
Frenk was educated at the University of Mexico and went on to study for a PhD in astronomy at the University of Cambridge where his thesis was supervised by Bernard J. T. Jones and awarded in 1981. 
Career and research
Frenk was the inaugural Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics at Durham University in 2001, following an endowment by Peter Ogden. He still[when?] 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.
Awards and honours
He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2004 and is a member of the Royal Society's Council. He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2014. Other awards and honours include:
- 2017 Max Born Prize of the German Physical Society
- 2014 Gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
- 2013 Alexander von Humboldt Research Award
- 2013 Lansdowne Visitor, University of Victoria, Canada
- 2013 The Biermann Lectures, Max Planck Society
- 2011 Gruber Prize in Cosmology ($500,000, jointly w. M. Davis, G. Efstathiou, S. White)
- 2010 Hoyle Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics
- 2010 George Darwin Lectureship, Royal Astronomical Society
- 2007 Daniel Chalonge medal, Observatoire de Paris
- 2006 Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
- 2006 The Withrow lecture, Royal Astronomical Society
- 2004 Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
- 2004 Ranked 2nd most cited author in Space Sciences in the world in the past 10 years.
- 2002 Ranked 5th most cited physical scientist in UK since 1980
- 2000–2001 Leverhulme Research Fellowship
- 2000 Ranked 16th most cited physical scientist in the UK during the 1990s
- 1996–1999 PPARC Senior Fellowship
- 1992–1993 Sir Derman Christopherson Fellowship, University of Durham
- 1991–1992 Nuffield Foundation Science Research Fellowship
- 1985 SERC Advanced Fellowship (declined)
- 1976–1979 British Council Fellowship
- 1976 Gabino Barreda medal for first place in Theor. Phys. degree
Frenk was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cosmology and the public dissemination of basic science. He was interviewed by Kirsty Young for Desert Island Discs, first broadcast in 2018.
- Anon (2017). Frenk, Prof. Carlos Silvestre. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U16471. (subscription required)
- Carlos Frenk publications indexed by Google Scholar
- Carlos Frenk at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- "Carlos Frenk curriculum vitae" (PDF). (90.3 KB)
- "Professor Carlos Frenk, Desert Island Discs - BBC Radio 4". BBC.
- Frenk, Carlos Silvestre (1981). Globular clusters in the galaxy and in the Large Magellanic Cloud. cam.ac.uk (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 556480531. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.255877.
- University of Durham Department of Physics, Research in the Department: Status and Outlook, March 2005. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- "Carlos Frenk". royalsociety.org.
- "- Royal Society". royalsociety.org.
- "2014 winners of the RAS awards, medals and prizes". Royal Astronomical Society. 10 January 2014. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
- "Born medal recipients". Institute of Physics. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2014.], Royal Astronomical Society
- "Carlos Frenk - The Gruber Foundation". gruber.yale.edu.
- Physics, Institute of. "2010 Hoyle medal and prize". www.iop.org.
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- Crass, Institute of Astronomy - Design by D.R. Wilkins and S.J. "Daniel Chalonge Medal 2013 been awarded to Professor Gerard F. Gilmore FRS - Institute of Astronomy". www.ast.cam.ac.uk.
- "No. 61962". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2017. p. B8.
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