Pettifer Prize 2017
The Pettifer Prize is presented annually to the Physics student with the best overall performance in first year examinations, and it honours the memory of Dr Robert Pettifer, who joined the department in 1972 until his retirement due to ill-health in 2007.
The prize was presented by David Leadley and also by Robert’s wife, Mary Pettifer.
The winner this year was Nicholas Metcalfe.
More information on the prize can be found at https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/current/teach/prizes/pettifer/
Rachel Edwards, Associate Professor (Reader) in the Physics department, was the winner of the Public Engagement University Award. She writes about her work and what winning this award means for her and the department.
On Wednesday 14th June the Physics Department welcomed 29 lower sixth students to the department to award them prizes. All Coventry and Warwickshire schools were invited to nominate their best student who was then presented with their prize by Professor David Leadley, head of physics.
Professor Sandra Chapman will be conducting research on space weather at Boston University in the USA, after receiving the Fulbright Lloyds of London Scholar Award.