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Dr Andrew Levan has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Dr Andrew LevanDr Andrew Levan, Associate Professor, has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Astronomy and Astrophysics for his research into Gamma-ray bursts, supernovae and high redshift galaxies.

The standard of the nominated candidates was high, and the winning recipients were judged by the panel to be truly outstanding in their fields, with records of proven achievement, as well as telling promise for the future.

The prizes, worth £70,000 each, are awarded to outstanding scholars who have made a substantial contribution to their particular field of study, recognised at an international level and where the expectation is that their greatest achievement is yet to come. The awards are payable in installments over a period of two to three years to be used to advance the prize holder’s research.

The Philip Leverhulme Prizes commemorate the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of the Founder. The Leverhulme Trust was established in 1925 under the Will of the first Viscount Leverhulme. It is one of the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK, distributing funds of some £50 million every year. For further information about the schemes that the Leverhulme Trust fund visit their website at www.leverhulme.ac.uk