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Department of Physics


Durham Physics PhD student is finalist in Jocelyn Bell Burnell Women In Physics Award

(24 August 2017)

The Institute of Physics' Women in Physics Group is awarding 2017's prestigious Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize on Wednesday 11th October at an event in London. 

The award is given to an outstanding very early career female physicist who has made a substantial contribution to the subject and has undertaken activities to support and encourage others in the field.

We're delighted that Jessica Turner, a final year PhD student here at Durham, is a finalist for her research work on the theoretical aspects of fundamental physics, in particular neutrino physics and cosmology. 

Each finalist will have to give a short presentation, suitable for a non-specialist audience, about their work at the event at the city's Hallam Conference Centre before the overall winner will then be announced. The winner will then attend an IOP Awards Dinner in November where they will formally be presented with their medal and prize. 

We're sure Jessica will be fantastic and wish her the very best of luck!