14 August 2020

Graduating students go online to celebrate end of their degrees

The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted an online prize giving ceremony for final year undergraduates.

A mortar board and programme.

Students who have just completed their degrees in the Department of Physics and Astronomy reconnect online to mark the end of their studies.

Graduation ceremonies are normally held in July for students who have completed their undergraduate studies, but were cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead Professor Paul Crowther, Head of Physics and Astronomy, hosted an online prize giving ceremony to present virtually the awards that are normally handed out at the department's graduation reception.

It was attended by graduating stuents, their families and staff who have taught the class of 2020 over the last three or four years.

This year's prize winners were:

  • The Fiddes Prize in Physics: Mateusz Duda
  • The Ifor Austin Prize in Physics: Guilherme Maciel Pereira
  • The Hicks Prize: Emma Wall
  • The Ann Woodham Memorial Prize: Amy Rodgers and Michael Roche
  • The Milner Prize in Theoretical Physics: Matthew Jones
  • The Clarke Prize in Experimental Physics: Joshua Berry and Zedong Gao
  • The Tom Kaiser Award in Astronomy: Luke Holden
  • The Trowbridge Prize in Medical Physics: Jothi Venkatesh and Faye Raybould
  • The Tessella Award in Physics: George Harries, Thomas Coombs and Yu Jie Tan
  • The Tim Richardson Volunteering Prize: Cheyenne Polius and Nikita Molin Thoegersen
  • The Tim Richardson Memorial Prize: Emma Mahadevan and Jane Rex

A recording of the ceremony can be viewed from 24 minutes into the following video:

Physics and Astronomy Prize Winners 2020

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