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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.


George Rowlands, 1932-2021

It is with great sadness we announce that Professor George Rowlands passed away on 3rd April 2021. George contributed enormously to the life of the Physics Department over a period of more than 50 years and his presence will be acutely missed by all who knew him.

Sun 04 Apr 2021, 13:25 | Tags: announcements, Staff and Department

COVID-19 Return to Campus

Physics is following all university guidance to ensure our activities can restart and continue to operate safely.

Staff and PhD students are reminded that they must not come to campus if they are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.

Please read the guidance and complete the checklist before returning to campus.

Fri 02 Oct 2020, 10:16 | Tags: announcements

Joe Lyman awarded Future Leaders Fellowship

Dr Joseph Lyman of the Astronomy and Astrophysics group is one of four Warwick academics to receive a highly-prestigious UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship in the third round of awards.

lymanJoe's project, titled "New frontiers in transient astrophysics: gravitational-wave multi-messenger events and exotic stellar explosions", is devoted to furthering our understanding of the changing night sky. Astrophysical transients, in the form of exploding stars as supernovae, and merging neutron stars as gravitational-wave events, are some of the most energetic events in the Universe and probe physics under conditions far beyond our capabilities on Earth.

As we don't know where or when these events will occur, the fellowship will develop and exploit the Warwick-led Gravitational wave Optical Transient Observer (GOTO) project as a discovery machine to find new and exotic transients. It will also create of a rapid network of telescope facilities to follow these GOTO discoveries, making it possible to take detailed observations almost immediately after discovery, and allowing us to open new windows in study of these extreme explosions.

Joe joins Dr Heather Cegla and Dr Benjamin Richards as Future Leaders Fellows in the Department of Physics. See https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/ukri_fellowships_awarded_to_four_university_of_warwick_academics1 for a Warwick press release.

Thu 23 Apr 2020, 11:00 | Tags: Feature News, announcements, Postdocs and Researchers, Awards

Professorial Promotions

The department congratulates:

  • Richard Beanland
  • Tom Hase
  • John Hanna, and
  • Neil Wilson

on their promotion to Professor.

Mon 30 Mar 2020, 13:37 | Tags: announcements, Staff and Department, Awards

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