The Society is taking part in the Great British Innovation Vote to find the most important innovation in science and technology from the last 100 years and the one likely to shape the future.
The vote celebrates the theme of invention and discovery in National Science & Engineering Week and has been developed by the Science Museum, National Media Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, the National Railway Museum, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society, British Science Association and Engineering UK.
The website dedicated to the vote includes digital recordings (audioboos) from leading figures who have voted for their favourite innovation and explain how it has been so influential. The Great Vote lists British innovations in theory, scientific understanding, engineering and technology and was launched by Professor Stephen Hawking of the University of Cambridge.
The results of the Great British Innovation Vote will be announced on the 25th March 2013, when the site will become a database of British innovations in science, technology, mathematics and engineering.
We asked nine Research Fellows to describe an innovation in their field and how it has influenced their research today. Find out more and make sure you cast your vote and have your say on the greatest innovations of the past and the future.