More News from the Early Universe @ UCL Group

On 16 January, 2018, in People, Science, by admin

Congratulations to Hiranya Peiris who has shared this year’s $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for creating detailed maps of the early Universe. Hiranya worked as a PhD student on the NASA satellite known as Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), which helped shape our understanding of the origin, evolution and nature of the cosmos.

Read more about this on the main UCL news pages.

Hiranya was invited to give the 2017 Rosseland Lecture. The Rosseland Lecture is held annually by the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, in memory of Norway’s foremost astrophysicist, and founder of the institute, Professor Svein Rosseland (1894 – 1985). The Rosseland Lecturers are internationally renowned, outstanding astrophysicists.


Congratulations also due to both Daniela Saadeh and Robert Schuhmann on their graduation!  We are thrilled to announce that Daniela was also awarded the 2017 Jon Darius Memorial Prize which is awarded for outstanding postgraduate physics research in Astrophysics.

Robert Schuhmann and Daniela Saadeh with Hiranya Peiris on Graduation Day


And finally, last but by no means least, congratulations to Keir Rogers on successfully defending his thesis and his new position as Postdoctoral Fellow, Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics in Stockholm!

Keir Rogers with Hiranya Peiris after successfully defending his thesis




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