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Professor Sandra Chapman awarded the 2022 Chapman Medal

Congratulations to Professor Sandra Chapman, who leads the Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics on receiving the 2022 Chapman Medal by the Royal Astronomical Society. Professor Chapman received this award for 'paradigm shifting' research into the physics of the solar wind and magnetosphere, our near-earth plasma environment.

Find out more about Sandra's research and the award.

Fri 14 Jan 2022, 16:29 | Tags: Feature News, Press, announcements, Staff and Department, Awards

Two European Research Council funding grants secured

Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Milot and Dr Matt Kenzie who have both secured European Research Council Starting Grants, following the first call for proposals under the EU's new R&I programme, Horizon Europe.

Dr Rebecca Milot has been awarded €2,473,363 to investigate one of the most promising new materials for solar energy conversion, metal halide perovskites.

Dr Matt Kenzie's award of €1,490,202 will aim to enhance our understanding of the physics underpinning the matter-antimatter asymmetry of the universe, which is fundamental in explaining how our universe arrived at its present state.

Read more about the research projects.


£3.5 million donation for aspiring astronomers to reach for the stars

World-leading research by Astronomy and Astrophysics leads to an incredible £3.5 million philanthropic gift to support PhD scholarships, early career researchers and deeper research into unexplored areas.

Find out more about the donation.

Wed 06 Oct 2021, 12:03 | Tags: Feature News, Press, announcements, Faculty of Science

Professorial Promotions

Congratulations to the following Physics staff on their promotion to Professor:

  • Emma MacPherson
  • Martin Lees

The promotions are in effect from 1 August 2021.

Tue 20 Jul 2021, 09:29 | Tags: Feature News, Staff and Department

PhD Thesis Prize 2021

Many congratulations to Drs Elena Cukanovaite, James Gott and Samuele Ferracin, for their success in the 2021 PhD Thesis Prize competition. Elena won the Winton Prize for Astrophysics, James was awarded the Springer Thesis Prize, while Samuele is the recipient of the Faculty of Science and Department of Physics Thesis prize. Read on for more details about the prizes and their research.


Academic promotions

Congratulations to the following members of Physics staff on their promotions:

  • David Brown (Senior Research Fellow)
  • Aruni Fonseka (Senior Research Fellow)
  • Paul Strom (Senior Research Fellow)
  • David Armstrong (Associate Professor)
  • Anne-Marie Broomhall (Associate Professor)
  • Andrew Howes (Associate Professor)
  • Elizabeth Stanway (Reader)

All promotions are with effect from 1 August 2021.


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