Dr Liam Bright of the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method has won a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize 2020, awarded by the Leverhulme Trust.
The prizes are awarded annually "to recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising".
Each of the 30 prize winners receives £100,000, which can be used over two or three years to advance their research.
Dr Bright said: "I was honoured, and somewhat surprised, to receive the Leverhulme Prize. The money that comes with it will allow me space to begin new research projects and develop new skills. I am hoping especially to develop connections between work by African philosophers and work in technical philosophy of science, both of which I have long running interests in and which I feel have more to say to each other than is presently appreciated."
The awards were made across a number of disciplines: Biological Sciences; History; Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Philosophy and Theology; Sociology and Social Policy. Dr Judith Bovensiepen, a social anthropologist who completed her PhD at LSE, also recieved a Leverhulme Prize. Further information about the 2020 prize winners is available from the Leverhulme Trust.