2017 winner of Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

15 November 2017 | Source: Dr Jessica Boland

Dr Jessica Boland has won the IOP's Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize, which was until last year called the IOP Women in Physics Group's Very Early Career Woman Physicist of the Year Award.

The award is for women in their early career who have made a substantial contribution to physics and who support and encourage others in the field. Dr Jessica Boland, a postdoctoral researcher in condensed matter at the University of Regensburg, was one of four finalists who gave presentations on their research, their involvement in outreach and their support for other physicists at the Hallam Conference Centre on 11th October 2017.

The other finalists were:

Monique Henson who had completed a PhD in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Manchester;

Dr Sarah Morgan who is a research associate at the Cambridge Brain Mapping Unit having recently completed her PhD in the Theory of Condensed Matter Group at the University of Cambridge and Dr Jessica Turner who had completed a PhD at the Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology at the University of Durham and is now at Fermilab.

For further information about the prize, winner, and finalists please see the IOP article, as well as the Women in Physics Group Facebook page and the IOP twitter page.