Gravitational Physics Group thesis prize

This prize is awarded for excellence in physics research and communication.


The prize is £500.

The winner is invited to submit a paper to Classical and Quantum Gravity (CQG) based on their thesis. If accepted, it is made a select article in CQG.

They will also have the opportunity to present their work at one of the UK BritGrav meetings.

How to enter

Please download and complete an application form (word doc, 36.5KB) and submit it together with an electronic copy of your thesis to Dr Patricia Schmidt.

Winners

2019

Scott Melville

Imperial College London. For Constraining Low Energy Effective Field Theories via High Energy Axioms.

2018

Benjamin Wallisch

University of Cambridge. For Cosmological Probes of Light Relics.

2017

Viraj Sanghai

Queen Mary University London. For Post-Newtonian Gravity in Cosmology.

2016

Dr Daniela Saadeh

University College London. For Testing the Isotropy of the Universe with the CMB.

2015

Dr John Muddle

University of Southampton. For Advanced Numerical Methods For Neutron Star Interfaces.

2014

Dr Patricia Schmidt

Cardiff University. For Studying and Modelling the Complete Gravitational-Wave Signal from Precessing Black Hole Binaries.

2013

Dr Anna Heffernan

University College Dublin. For The Self-force Problem: Local Behaviour of the Detweiler-Whiting Singular Field.

2012

Dr Cesar Simon Lopez-Monsalvo

University of Southampton. For Covariant Thermodynamics and Relativity.

2011

Dr John Miller

University of Glasgow. For On non-Gaussian Beams and Optomechanical Parametric Instabilities in Interferometric Gravitational Wave Detectors.

2010

Dr Barry Wardell

University College Dublin. For Green Functions and Radiation Reaction from a Spacetime Perspective.

2009

Dr Emanuele Rocco

Birmingham. For Development of a test of Newton's Law of Gravitation at Micrometre Distances Using a Superconducting Spherical Torsion Balance.

2008

Dr Julian Sonner

Cambridge. For Aspects of Classical and Quantum Brane Dynamics.