Mary Somerville Medal and Prize recipients

For exceptional early career contributions to public engagement in physics.


Dr Becky Smethurst
Department of Physics, University of Oxford

For engaging a diverse, global audience with complex astrophysical ideas presented at an accessible level with a large dose of enthusiasm on the YouTube channel Dr. Becky.

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Dr Jessamyn Fairfield
National University of Ireland Galway
For stellar work as a speaker and writer on physics for a popular audience, and for having organised and hosted many innovative events bringing physics to the Irish public.