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Rosse Medal goes to postgraduate Aimee Stapleton at Ireland Spring Meeting

30 March 2015

Postgraduate student Aimee Stapleton was awarded the Rosse Medal at the annual IOP in Ireland Spring Meeting – a key part of the event held in Cork on 28 March

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