Abdus Salam Postgraduate Prize 2019 Graduation (£125) For annual award to a student in the Department of Physics for the best performance in the Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces MSc BARATA Joao   
Abdus Salam Postgraduate Prize 2019 Graduation (£125) For annual award to a student in the Department of Physics for the best performance in the Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces MSc FRANCA Tiago  
Adrian Sutton Prize (£600) Prize for the overall performance in MSc in Theory and Simulation of Materials GOODWIN Zachary  
Gladys Locke Prize in Applied Optics (£100) For annual award to the student who achieves the best overall performance in the Applied Optics MSc course, taking into account written examinations, laboratory and project work. HASSAN Osama   
WintonWinton Prize for the Best PhD Thesis in Physics (£500) For annual award to the student with the best PhD thesis in Physics using computational methods. McKAY   James  
Director's Prize (£250) for Research Students For annual award to the student with the best overall performance in Research in Plastic Electronics. STEWART  Katherine   
Director's Prize (£250) for MRes Students For annual award to the student with the best overall performance in the Plastic Electronics MREs course. BRISTOW  Helen   
Anne Thorne Thesis Prize (£200) A PhD thesis in experimental physics concerned with the development and / or use of new experimental instrumentation or techniques. WILLIAMS  Hannah   
Blackett Laboratory Industry Club Thesis Prize (£200) In recognition of doctoral thesis work that has made a significant scientific or technology contribution as measured by peer review publications or patents filed in an area of applied physics. MOLINARI  Nicola   
Solid State Thesis Prize (£200) In recognition of doctoral thesis work that has made a significant scientific or technology contribution as measured by peer review publications or patents filed in an area of solid state physics. ROHR  Jason   
AWE PhD Prize per excellence - Prize for innovation in computation or experimental physics on graduation for 5 years from 2013 (£500) Best PhD in the field of High Energy Density, shock regimes and plasma Physics. AWE will provide the department with an annual sum. MEJNERTSEN  Lars   
Sir Peter Knight Award (£100) Best overall performance in the MRes year by a Controlled Quantum Dynamics Centre   for Doctoral Training student. SCHIELA  William   
The Technology Partnership (TTS) Prize (£500) Student to show outstanding Entrepreneurship within their PhD. Prize open to students studying Physics. CALADO Philp  
Promotion of MSc in Physics for 5 years from 2014 (£100) Outstanding performance in the MSc in Physics DRMOTA  Peter   
Promotion of MSc in Physics for 5 years from 2014 (£100) Outstanding performance in the MSc in Physics NAEGELE Tobias  
3 Minute Thesis Competition Internal (£25) 3 Minute Thesis Competition Internal RENZINI  Arianna   
3 Minute Thesis Competition Internal (£25) 3 Minute Thesis Competition Internal MELVILLE Scott  

 

Physics Postgraduate Research Symposium 03/07/2019 Talk Prizes (£200 each)

WinnerGroupJudgeCitation
Samuel Davis PHOT MREs Mark Scott  

Samuel gave an excellent presentation on the principles and use of optical projection tomography in medical imaging.  The talk was clear and accessible, effectively engaging the audience in the subject matter.  He also did a very good job of describing the computational and experimental methods being employed and the various effects these had on the resultant images.  Overall this was a well balanced presentation that was well delivered and was a great showcase for the work Samuel has done.

Phoebe Pearce EXSS Jenny Nelson

on the basis of the combination of excellent science content and very clear presentation.

Vukasin Milosevic HEPP Kim Christensen

Excellent and clear explanation of why the research was done and its implications from the very outset of the talk. Managed to convey to a non-specialist why a two trigger strategy in the analysis of data is superior to a one trigger anabysis. Clearly structured talk facilitating the understanding. Good use of animated slides to convey main ideas.  WELL DONE!

Christopher Ho CQD CDT Dan Waldram

First, I would like to thank the speakers for all giving exceptionally strong talks. All the presentations were clearly thought out, well-paced, informative and insightful. They covered a wide range of topics, some much easier to present to a general audience and some really very difficult. The enthusiasm of the speakers for their work shone through and I would gladly recommend sharing the prize, but it seems that is not a possibility… By a very small margin, let me recommend Christopher Ho. His talk was exceptionally clear, running from theory to experiment, all presented at just the right level and with excellent slides. My congratulations to all.

 

Physics Postgraduate Research Symposium 03/07/2019 Poster Prizes (£100 each)

WinnerGroupJudgeCitation
Marie Rider TSM CDT Piers Barnes  

Her engaging poster elucidated a fascinating application of the optical properties of topological insulators shrunk to a nanometre scale. In this size range, she demonstrates that THz lasing may occur via the evenly separated surface energy states within the Dirac cone of a topical insulator.

Juke Johnson ASTR Piers Barnes For his development of software to aid the search for exoplanets.
 Ross Schofield  QSE Will Branford; Mike Finnis and Ralf Toumi

The posters I was judging were of excellent quality and the students did great credit to the department. There has to be one winner and my choice is Ross Schofield for his poster on Molecular Single Photon Sources. He spoke with great enthusiasm and knowledge about the organic single crystals he was growing and using in his experiments. He showed clarity and insight when discussing the physics challenges in achieving reliable single photon sources for quantum optics. Well done!"

Cary Colgan PLAS Will Branford; Mike Finnis and Ralf Toumi

The aim he explained is to study  “warm dense matter”, an exotic  state of matter that we don’t meet in everyday life, because ‘warm’ in this context is typically 10.000 degrees or warmer. It wasn’t a level playing field in terms of progress, because he started his PhD in 2017 I believe, several others were in their first year. He had made good progress with it, his explanations were clear and his poster was simple in design, clear and informative, with motivation and conclusions easy to find.