Education

Chris Davies
I am an Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, interested in the dynamics and evolution of deep planetary interiors and how these bodies generate global magnetic fields. I received the Winton Capital award (G) for work showing how our…
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 before I convinced myself it…
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 funds…
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 From a large state school in the heart of…
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 a…
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…
Sandra Chapman
"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…
Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi
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…
Louise Harra
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
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…