Education

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 From a large state school in the heart of…
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 a…
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…
"I particularly enjoyed giving the James Dungey Lecture. Jim Dungey solved one of the key problems in magnetospheric dynamics by thinking in pictures- he created pictures that encapsulated the conservation properties and constraints of MHD. As well…
I am a professor at University College London, Mullard Space Science Laboratory, in the solar physics group. I was awarded the RAS 2015 Award for Service to Geophysics. I have done mainly observation-based research in many different areas of solar…
Name: Louise Harra Job: Director of PMOD/WRC in Davos, Switzerland and affiliated professor at ETH Zürich Medal: Chapman medal 2014 My career probably started out with a trip to Armagh Planetarium when I was in primary school – though I didn’t…
Nial Tanvir is a professor of astronomy at the University of Leicester, and is the recipient of the 2019 Herschel Medal of the RAS.  Nial obtained his PhD from the University of Durham for a thesis on the extragalactic distance scale. He…
My name is Ingo Waldmann and I’m a lecturer in astrophysics at the University College London (UCL). In 2019 I won the RAS Fowler Award (G) for my work in machine learning to characterising the atmospheres of extrasolar planets. Exoplanets are…
My name is James Hough and I won the 2018 RAS Gold medal (A) for my experimental contribution to the detection of gravitational waves from coalescing black holes in the Universe by the LIGO/Virgo detector collaboration. My whole career has…
RAS Annie Maunder Medal for Outreach, 2018 Helen Mason has a passion for studying the Sun, which she loves to share with everyone - students, school children, the public, indeed anyone who will listen, even at music festivals like SolarSphere and…