Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Royal Astronomical Society logo

Congratulations to Professor Pedro Gil Ferreira, Dr Becky Smethurst and Dr Tim Lichtenberg in the Department of Physics, who have all received RAS 2022 awards.

Professor Ferreira, who is one of the world’s leading experts in cosmological tests of gravity, has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s 2022 Gerald Whitrow Lecture in Astronomy.

Dr Smethurst, a specialist in galaxy formation and evolution, has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s 2022 Winton Award for Astronomy.

Dr Lichtenberg has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s Winton Award for Early Achievement in Geophysics for his work on understanding the growth and long-term evolution of rocky planets.

The full list of Royal Astronomical Society 2022 awards can be found on the RAS website.

Similar stories

Professor David Deutsch awarded Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Professor David Deutsch has today been named as one of four internationally pioneering physicists to receive the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his work on quantum information, while Professor James Maynard has received one of six New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes.

Two MPLS Professors awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowships

Professors Niki Trigoni and David Hills are among 72 leading figures in engineering and technology to be awarded a Fellowship from The Royal Academy of Engineering this week.

‘Holy Grail’ physics discovery could open the way to super-efficient quantum electronics

An international team of researchers, led by Professor JC Séamus Davis from the Department of Physics, has announced results that support one of the leading theories explaining the atomic-scale mechanism behind high-temperature superconductivity.

Professor Stephen Smartt CBE FRS appointed as the new Philip Wetton Chair of Astrophysics

Stellar astrophysicist Professor Smartt joins the Department of Physics from his alma mater Queen’s University Belfast and takes over from Professor Roger Davies, who has held the Wetton Chair since its creation in 2002.

Oxford to host net zero technology summit

A summit today at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government will explore and map how innovation can help the world to net zero, faster.

Oxford partners with the Optiver Foundation to launch new international postgraduate scholarship programme for women in STEM

The partnership aims to increase the number of women from low- and middle-income countries who take up offers to study Master's programmes in MPLS departments, with the first Optiver Foundation Scholars joining in October 2023.