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05th October 2010

Fellow awarded prestigious grant for Big Bang research

Dr Joanna Dunkley, a lecturer in Astrophysics and Senior Research Fellow at Exeter, has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant. The grants are awarded to promising researchers who have proven potential to become independent research leaders.

The grants are awarded to individuals at an early career stage to create and strengthen new research teams. Dr Dunkley will receive € 1.5m over the next five years to fund her group’s research in cosmology. She will be using observations of relic microwave light that has been travelling for almost 14 billion years, carrying a picture of the un

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