University Awards longlist and WATE PGR shortlist
Physics nominees include Duncan Brealey, Rosalind Johnstone, Monica Ciomaga Hatnean, James Gott, Richard Henshaw, and a number of teams.
Paul Goddard wins Teaching Award 2017/18
All undergraduates in the Department were invited to vote for who they would like to win the Physics Department Teaching Award 2017/18. The winner was Paul Goddard. The Head of Department, David Leadley, presented the award to Paul in one of his lectures this term.
Paul also won the Award in 14/15. The other winners have been: Neil Wilson (15/16) and Martin Lees (16/17).
Pettifer Prize 2017-18
The Pettifer Prize is presented annually to the first year Physics student with the best overall examination performance. It honours the memory of Dr Robert Pettifer, who was a member of the Department from 1972 until his retirement due to ill-health in 2007.
The 2017/18 prizewinner is Guy Moss, who receives a copy of the Feynman Lectures on Physics. The prize was presented by Robert's wife, Mary, and daughter, Candice, who kindly donated an Amazon voucher to add to the prize.
Congratulations to Michael Pounds, who has been appointed as a fellow of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy from 2018/19.
A WIHEA Fellowship recognises and rewards outstanding achievements in learning and teaching.
Michael joins Gavin Bell as WIHEA representatives from Physics.
Congratulations to Mark Newton, who was commended for a WATE 2018, and Daniel Mayoh, who was commended for a WATE PGR.
Congratulations to the Astrophysical Transients team of Andrew Levan, Danny Steeghs, Ryan Cutter, Ben Gompertz, Joe Lyman, Sam Oates, Elizabeth Stanway and Krzysztof Ulaczyk as runners-up in the 2018 University Awards, for their detection of electromagnetic light from merging neutron stars, triggered by gravitational wave signals. The team's research has already appeared in 15 papers, enabling the origin of the heaviest elements to be ascertained and providing a new route to measuring the expansion of the Universe.