Friday, 18 July 2008

Royal Astronomical Society Thesis Prize

Great news today from the Royal Astronomical Society, as I was awarded the Keith Runcorn Prize for ‘Best Doctoral Thesis in Astronomy and Geophysics’ for 2007 by the Royal Astronomical Society in London. 

From the JPL website newswire:

“Fletcher’s winning entry, “Saturn’s Atmosphere: Structure and Composition from Cassini/Composite Infrared Mapping Spectrometer,” was honoured for the best doctoral thesis in exploration geophysics; physics of Earth’s atmosphere, ionosphere or magnetosphere; planetary physics; solar physics; or solid-Earth geophysics.  Fletcher’s prize was administered by the society’s Higher Education Committee.”

A list of the previous prize winners can be found here.