We are delighted to report that Daniela Saadeh’s PhD thesis has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Institute of Physics Gravitational Physics Thesis Prize!

The comments from the judging panel were:

“Daniela Saadeh’s thesis was unanimously chosen as the winner of this year’s IOP Gravitational Physics Thesis Prize. The judges found the presentation of the thesis to be outstandingly good, with clear figures, a good structure, and a concise and salient introduction to the subject matter. Together with her scientific achievements, this makes Dr Saadeh’s thesis a substantial and highly readable contribution to the literature on gravitational physics in cosmology.”

Daniela is thrilled to receive this prize and says:

“I’m extremely excited about receiving this prize! I want to thank my collaborators Stephen Feeney, Andrew Pontzen, Hiranya Peiris and Jason McEwen, with whom I’ve carried out the research underlying my thesis: we worked hard, had huge fun, and this feedback is just great!”

She previously summarised the main results of her thesis work in this blog post.

Daniela will be leaving to take up the position of Research Fellow in Late Universe Cosmology at the University of Nottingham in September 2017.  We wish her all the best!




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