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£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.


Warwick Institute of Engagement – Fellowships Update

New fellows of the Warwick Institute of Engagement have been announced! Physics is very well represented - congratulations to:

Ally Caldecote (Foundation Fellow)
Anne-Marie Broomhall (Foundation Fellow)
Aruni Fonseka (Associate Fellow)
Don Pollacco (Honorary Fellow)
Oksana Trushkevych (Associate Fellow)
Tishtrya Mehta (Associate Fellow).

They will work with the team (incl. Rachel Edwards, the Institute's Deputy Director) to deliver and promote high quality public engagement.

Fri 19 Feb 2021, 12:45 | Tags: Feature News, Outreach, Public Engagement and Media

Sandra Chapman awarded Ed Lorenz Lecture at the 2020 Fall AGU Meeting

Professor Sandra Chapman (CFSA) awarded the 2020 Ed Lorenz Lecture for the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) – which will be one of the world’s largest virtual scientific conferences [1-17 December 2020]. The Ed Lorenz Lecture is given on topics in non-linear physics across all for space and geophysics. Lecture will explore how advances in fundamental physics can help quantify space weather risk.

Thu 01 Oct 2020, 14:05 | Tags: Feature News, Press, Research, Staff and Department, Awards

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