Corpus is delighted to announce that Professor Peter Hore has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and offers him warmest congratulations.

The Royal Society's fundamental purpose is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. It is the Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in existence.

Professor Hore is elected for his pioneering work on the biophysical chemistry of electron and nuclear spins and their effects on chemical reactivity.  Using specifically developed spin dynamics simulation methods and sensitive spectroscopic techniques, he has made major contributions to our understanding of how migratory songbirds sense the Earth’s magnetic field as an aid to orientation and navigation.

He has been Chemistry tutor at Corpus since 1983.

Partial structure of cryptochrome 4a, the protein thought to act as the magnetic compass sensor in the migratory European robin. The arrows indicate the four sequential electron transfers required to produce the magnetically sensitive state of the molecule. ​ ​