The Royal Astronomical Society is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2021 Patricia Tomkins Undergraduate Prize is Darcey Bower of the University of Liverpool. Darcey won the prize for her project “Building a Magnetic Gradiometer as a Tool for Geophysics Outreach”.
In the next year, Darcey will be finishing her studies at the University of Liverpool, working towards completing a 4-year integrated master’s degree in Geology and Geophysics.
Darcey's long-term career plans include working in the environmental geophysics sector, specifically conducting, processing, and analysing geophysical field surveys
She said, "Working on the project building a magnetic gradiometer has been fascinating and I would love to continue my research in the area". Congratulations, Darcey!
The RAS thanks all who applied for the Patricia Tomkins Prize. An honourable mention goes to Lawrence Bissell of the University of Cambridge for his project “The HiSS (High-resolution Spectrograph in Space) CubeSat Design Study”.