Diversity

Vik Dhillon

My name is Vikram Dhillon. I am a Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield, and an Affiliated Researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) on Tenerife. Prior to moving to

Here is a useful presentation by Lucy Williams, assistant editor for MNRAS, about working with visually impaired astronomers and colleagues.

Sugata Kaviraj

Sugata Kaviraj obtained his PhD at Oxford in 2006. Subsequently, he spent two years at Oxford, funded by a Leverhulme Early-Career Fellowship and a Junior Research Fellowship at Worcester College.

Following this, he spent a year at UCL on

Leigh Fletcher

Dr. Leigh N. Fletcher

Associate Professor in Planetary Science at the University of Leicester

RAS Awards:

2007 Keith Runcorn Prize for Best UK Thesis in Geophysics 2010 Winton Capital Award in Geophysics

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Matt Taylor

My name is Matt Taylor, I work for the European Space Agency as a Project Scientist in the Directorate of Science.

I was honoured to be awarded the RAS 2018 Service Award for Geophysics, for my work with the ESA Rosetta mission to a comet

Becky Parker

I’m a physics teacher and love working with young people where together we can do amazing things like putting a new style cosmic ray detector payload in space.  I was so thrilled to win the Patrick Moore Medal in 2012.  I had managed to raise

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

For the full article click here. 

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,