Awards

Citizen Awards 2021 – Congratulations to Mervyn Roy and Simon Vaughan

Citizen Awards 2021 – Congratulations to Mervyn Roy and Simon Vaughan

Congratulations to our directors of teaching and learning Dr Mervyn Roy and Dr Simon Vaughan for winning the 2021 Ignite Innovator  award #CitizensAwards21 Professor Emma Bunce, Head of School, said: “I am delighted that Merv and Simon have been recognised in this way for their hard work, patience, clear communication, and quick decision making through […]

Mar0071344  Doctor (Leicester University website says Professor - please check) Emma Bunce in the Physics and Astronomy department at the University of Leicester. She was instrumental in the success of the Jupiter Juno Projects.

EGU Medal for Professor Emma Bunce

Enormous congratulations to Professor Emma Bunce for being awarded the David Bates Medal of the European Geophysical Union (EGU). The European Geosciences Union (EGU) has named the 50 recipients of next year’s Union Medals and Awards, Division Medals, and Division Outstanding Early Career Scientist Awards. These individuals are honoured for their important contributions to the […]

Leicester Planetary Scientist Shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards

Leicester Planetary Scientist Shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards

Enormous congratulations to Dr Beatriz Sánchez-Cano, who is on the shortlist for the 2021 Women of the Future Awards! Beatriz is an Ernest Rutherford Fellow within our Planetary Science Group, and is one of six candidates shortlisted in the Science category. The Women of the Future Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006, […]

Suzie Imber Wins the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture

Enormous congratulations to Dr. Suzie Imber this prestigious award in the 2021/22 Royal Society prize list. The Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2021 was awarded to Dr Suzanne Imber for her achievements in the field of planetary science and her well-considered project proposal with a potential for a high impact.  She will be awarded a […]

Dr. Jenny Carter is the 2021 Caroline Herschel Lectureship Winner

Dr. Jenny Carter is the 2021 Caroline Herschel Lectureship Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Jenny Carter of Leicester’s Planetary Science Group on being awarded the prestigious 2021 Caroline Herschel Lectureship by the Royal Astronomical Society. The Caroline Herschel Prize Lectureship was established in 2018 by what is now the Herschel Society, in association with the Royal Astronomical Society, to celebrate Caroline’s memory by supporting promising female […]

Congratulations to Sarah Casewell and the Backyard Worlds Team

Congratulations to Sarah Casewell and the Backyard Worlds Team

Enormous congratulations to the Backyard Worlds Team, including Leicester scientist Dr. Sarah Casewell, on being the 2021 recipients of a Robert H Goddard award for science. The citation reads: For outstanding contributions to the study of brown dwarfs and the solar neighborhood, and an exceptional demonstration of the power of citizen science. Dr. Casewell is […]

Congrats to Soheb Mandhai – Winning Entry for RAS Early Career Poster Exhibition

Congrats to Soheb Mandhai – Winning Entry for RAS Early Career Poster Exhibition

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 […]

Astrophysicist Shortlisted for 2020 Woman in STEM Award

Congratulations Dr. Sarah Casewell for being shortlisted in the Women’s Awards 2020. Congratulations to our STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow Dr. Sarah Casewell for being one of the Shortlisted Candidates for the East Midlands Outstanding Woman in STEM 2020 Award.  The Women’s Awards celebrate the dynamic contribution of women across the East and West Midlands. The purpose of these Awards is […]

Celebrating our 2020 Physics and Astronomy Prizes

Celebrating our 2020 Physics and Astronomy Prizes

The School of Physics and Astronomy has announced the 2020 recipients of our undergraduate prizes. With exam season now behind us, we’re very happy to reveal the recipients of our 2020 awards in the School of Physics and Astronomy! This year has seen some tremendous efforts across the School, despite the exceptional circumstances related to COVID-19 […]

ESA Living Planet Fellowship Success for Dr. Tim Trent

ESA Living Planet Fellowship Success for Dr. Tim Trent

Dr Tim Trent of Earth Observation Science group has won an ESA Living Planet Fellowship to investigate long-term changes in the hydrological cycle. Water vapour is an essential greenhouse gas in the Earth climate system, acting as a natural feedback mechanism for carbon dioxide forcing. Critical to the development of cloud and precipitation, water vapour […]

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