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Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2021 given by Dr Suzanne Imber.


Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2021 given by Dr Suzanne Imber.

Dr Imber will discuss the role of space weather on planetary dynamics, with particular reference to the Earth and Mercury, extending to Venus, Mars and the giant planets.  In particular Dr Imber will consider how our understanding of space weather has changed over recent years, look forward to some exciting missions being planned for the next few decades, and discuss the extent to which we can apply our current knowledge to the study of the habitability of extra-solar planets. 

Attending the event

  • This lecture will take place online as a Zoom webinar on 9 February at 6.30pm GMT. This event will be recorded (including the live Q&A) and the recording will be available on YouTube soon after the event.
  • The event is free to join. Advance registration is essential.
  • Live subtitles will be available.

The award

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. The lectureship is accompanied by a medal of silver gilt, a grant of £40,000 and a gift of £1,000. The recipient of the award is expected to spend a proportion of the grant on implementing a project to raise the profile of women in STEM.

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