The School congratulates researcher Soheb Mandhai on one of the five winning entries for the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) poster exhibition.
With NAM cancelled in the RAS’s 200th anniversary year, the RAS wanted to give early career researchers the opportunity to share their work in a format that is freely available to all. Led by the new RAS Early Careers Network (ECN), 272 students, post-docs, graduates and young professionals uploaded digital posters in September.
Leicester graduate Aine O’Brien, ECN Chair said: “After an awesome 2 weeks of tweets and interactions, and an intense 8 weeks of judging, we are now delighted to announce the winners and honourable mentions. The standard of posters was exceptionally high and we were amazed by the vast number of topics covered, from cubesats to education and outreach, from black holes to seismology of the Earth! We are so grateful to everyone who took the time to participate.”
Douglas Boubert, RAS ECN Vice Chair said “We had entrants from 47 countries, which is the fantastic bonus of holding an online poster exhibition! We were especially pleased that 65% of our entrants were students, with 24 of them being undergraduates!”
A team of over 20 senior judges spanning Astronomy and Geophysics spent eight weeks reading over the submissions and announced that Soheb Mandhai‘s submission on Extragalactic Wanderers: Migration of Compact Binaries from Their Host Galaxies was among the five winners (all of whom are postgraduate students). Soheb shares this honour with another former Leicester student, Heidi Thiemann. Congratulations to all the winners!