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January 06, 2021 Wednesday 02:52:27 PM IST

Cambridge academics recognised in 2021 New Year Honours

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Researchers from the University of Cambridge have been recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours, in recognition of their outstanding contributions to society. Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre and a Fellow of Trinity College, has been knighted for services to autism research and autistic people. Professor Usha Goswami, Director for the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience and Fellow of St. John’s College, becomes CBE for services to educational research. Her research focuses on children’s cognitive development, particularly the development of language and literacy. Professor Val Gibson, Professor of High Energy Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, University Gender Equality Champion and Fellow of Trinity College, has been made OBE for service to Science, Women in Science and Public Engagement. Her research interest is the search for new phenomena using particles containing heavy quarks, which are produced in copious amounts at the Large Hadron Collider, and hold the key to our understanding of the matter-antimatter imbalance in the Universe.