Lancaster University physicist selected to speak at British Science Festival 2022

Each year, researchers at the forefront of their field are selected as lecturers and present their work at the British Science Festival. The lecturers for the award are a cohort of top early career researchers, all based in the UK, who are recognized for their cutting-edge work and commitment to public engagement efforts.

Dr Maria Walach of Lancaster University is the winner of the conference prize for physical sciences and mathematics.

She will explain how she uses the electric fields generated by the aurora borealis to develop better computer models that help us better understand how our atmosphere interacts with space.

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Doctor Maria Wallach.

“I’m thrilled to have won this award and to be able to share my research with a wider audience,” she said. “There’s still so much we don’t know about the world around us, so every piece of research is exciting and it’s a privilege to share it with other people.”

The British Science Association has been rewarding promising early career scientists for over 30 years, many of whom are now successful science communicators. Previous speakers include Brian Cox and Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

The festival is a five-day series of events, workshops, talks and more. Speakers for the award present their work at the annual UK Science Festival, which runs from September 13-17, this year hosted by De Montfort University in Leicester.

To find out more about the British Science Festival, click here.

Angela C. Hale