Former Fellow in Physics Professor Jo Dunkley has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to science.
Professor Dunkley now works at Princeton University, pursuing research in cosmology, specifically studying the origins and evolution of the Universe. Her major projects are the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and the Simons Observatory.
Professor Dunkley has been awarded the Maxwell Medal, the Fowler Prize and the Rosalind Franklin award for her work on the Cosmic Microwave Background, and shared the Gruber Prize and the Breakthrough Prize with the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) team. During her time at Exeter College she was named one of the next big names in physics by the Financial Times.
A book by Professor Dunkley aimed at a general readership, Our Universe: An Astronomer’s Guide, will be published later this month.