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03rd August 2016

Professor Jo Dunkley receives Royal Society Franklin Award

The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award 2016 is awarded to Professor Jo Dunkley, formerly Exeter College Fellow in Physics and now Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford, for her research in the cosmic microwave background and her innovative project to support and encourage girls studying physics.

Professor Dunkley will be presented with a medal of silver gilt at the Rosalind Franklin Award Lecture, which she will give, in November 2016.

The medal is accompanied by a grant of £30,000. The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in their host institution and/or field of expertise in the UK.

To find out more about Professor Dunkley’s research click here.

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