The Patricia Tomkins Thesis Prize, sponsored by the Patricia Tomkins Foundation, which is awarded annually for the best doctoral thesis in instrumentation science for astronomy and geophysics, with a prize of a £1,000.
A generous donation from the Patricia Tomkins Foundation funds a RAS scheme of prizes and grants to encourage student interest in instrumentation science for astronomy and geophysics. While the support is aimed at developing skills in scientific hardware such as electronics, detectors and optics, the development of novel software specific to a hardware project will also be considered.
The winner will receive the prize from the RAS President at an A&G Meeting of the Society.
Nominations should be submitted, normally by the student's supervisor, by 31 January for theses examined the previous year and should include:
- The nomination form below
- A short case for the Award (maximum length of two A4 pages)
Fill out the application form online.