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Front cover of the Exploring the Workplace for LGBT+ Physical Scientists report
SCIENTISTS MUST CREATE CULTURE OF TOLERANCE TO IMPROVE LGBT+ RETENTION A new survey from the Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics has shown that the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists is
Affelia Wibisono

I'm Affelia Wibisono, a PhD Student at Mullard Space Science Laboratory and I recently received the Rishbeth Prize for Best Student Talk at NAM 2019.

I completed my MSci Physics degree at Royal Holloway, University of London and went on

Sarah Crowther

Sarah Crowther, Annie Maunder Medal winner, 2019

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What does the Annie Maunder Medal mean to you?

I was stunned – I had no idea I'd been nominated so I had to read the email three times

Baojiu Li

Prof. Baojiu Li was awarded the RAS Fowler (A) Award in 2019, the Winton Capital Prize in 2013 and the Michael Penston Thesis Prize in 2010.

He received his BSc degree from Tsinghua University, China in 2004, MPhys from the Chinese

Kathy Whaler

I’m Kathy Whaler, Professor of Geophysics at the University of Edinburgh, and I received the Price Medal in 2013 and the Award for Service to Geophysics in 2019.

Although I toyed with the idea of studying Geophysics for my first degree,

Angela Bentley

Head of Department: Earth Sciences

Head of Subject: Geography

Patrick Moore Medal 2019 – for Outstanding Contribution to Education

I have been teaching in schools and sixth form colleges since my mid-twenties and have been

Rishi Mistry

I completed my MSci at Imperial College London in Physics. I had not previously considered doing a PhD but in my final year I worked on data from the Cassini satellite and found the research really interesting, and decided that spending a few