Today the Royal Society announced the appointment of its 2016 intake of Fellows (who don't have to be fellows). The announcement is here. I can't claim to be familiar with many of them, but for the topic of this blog, it's noteworthy that the nuclear engineer Sue Ion is now (Dame) Sue Ion FRS. A few years ago she was tasked with writing a report about the state of nuclear science in the UK and I think she did a good job in highlighting the parlous state of the support given by the funding councils to nuclear physics in particular (I blogged about it back in 2010) So, congratulations Sue, along with the other 49 new Fellows. That's Sue in the picture associated with this post, courtesy of the Royal Society website.