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Glasgow University Receives £500k Science Gift from Physicists Family

Posted by Richard Ward

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The family of a successful Scottish physicist have donated £500,000 to the University of Glasgow's School of Physics and Astronomy.

The university will be able to fund one postgraduate student every year at the Institute for Gravitational Research thanks to the Professor Ronald Drever Scholarship.

The professor helped to establish gravitational wave research at the university and will be helping to fund research in the field, after his family used proceeds from the sale of his estate to establish a scholarship in his name.

A large portion of his estate has been passed on to the university as well as the professors medals and honours, which will be displayed in the Hunterian collection.

The first scholarship is expected to be awarded to a student next year.