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IOP APP Early Career Prize

Nominees are early career researchers who:

  • work in the area of astroparticle physics (both experiment and theory) 
  • work in any institution in the UK and Ireland 
  • have five years or less postdoctoral experience (allowing for career breaks)

This prize is awarded on odd years. The prize is £250 and a certificate. 

Nominations

  • Two nominators are required. At least one should be from an institution that is not the nominee’s current employer.
  • Nominations must include three papers that the nominee has worked on in the preceding two years. You can send us printed articles or URLs to web pages.
  • The papers must have been published, or accepted for publication, in a peer reviewed or refereed journal.

Winners 

2019

Theresa Fruth

Theresa Fruth from the University of Oxford for contributions on commissioning work of the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment.

2017

Christopher Berry

Christopher Berry from the University of Birmingham for contributions to understanding the first gravitational-wave observations of binary black holes.

2015

Jonathan Davis

Jonathan Davis from Durham University for contributions to the understanding of the phenomenology and detection of dark matter.

2013

Paul Scovell

Paul Scovell from the University of Oxford for contributions to astroparticle physics and in particular to the direct search for dark matter.

2011

Christian Aaen  Diget

Christian Aaen Diget from the University of York for contributions to astroparticle physics and in particular to studies of nuclear astrophysics.

2009

Chamkaur Ghag

Chamkaur Ghag  from the University of Edinburgh for contributions to the ZEPLIN and DRIFT collaboration searches for dark matter that are taking place in the Boulby Mine, as well as other contributions to scientific research.