Congratulations to University College fellow Professor Tamsin Mather, who has been recognised by the Royal Society for the Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2018. The award was made on the basis of her achievements in the field of volcanology, her ability to communicate with the public and her imaginative proposal for raising the profile of women in STEM.
Professor Mather will be awarded a medal of silver gilt at the Rosalind Frankin lecture at the Royal Society on 18th October 2018. Details of the lecture can be found on the Royal Society website.
The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture is made to an individual for an outstanding contribution to any area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to support the promotion of women in STEM.
The award is supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and is named in honour of the biophysicist Rosalind Franklin, who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA. The first award was made in 2003.