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Ogden Trust School Physicist of the Year 2019

Some of the 2019 award winners, attending the reception at Cardiff University. Image credit: Matthew Horwood. 

The School of Physics and Astronomy hosted the Ogden Trust School Physicist of the Year event on Tuesday 2nd July to celebrate young regional physicists. The School Physicist of the Year programme recognises outstanding efforts and achievements of secondary school students in physics.

Seven physics students from local schools were awarded prizes at the ceremony. They were nominated by their schools for their enthusiasm for physics and astronomy plus their understanding and interest in the subject.

The evening event was held at Cardiff University and involved a celebratory reception and inspiring talks from Cardiff physicists and Science Made Simple for the prize winners and their guests.

Dr Chris North, Ogden Science Lecturer at the School of Physics and Astronomy, said: “The awards are a testament to the hard work and enthusiasm of the winners, but also of their teachers and families who support them. It’s wonderful to be able to reward such dedication, and to meet the people who may well be the physicists of the future.”

These awards are open to students in Year 7 and Year 10, however some regions also offer awards to students in other school years.

The full list of 2019 award winners from the Cardiff branch (Wales, Somerset, Bath & Bristol) is:

Erin Stimson
Cameron Stewart
Sophie Doig
Evangeline Clark
Emily Earle
Kate Crawford
Dominic Price
Ethan Weatherall
Livia-Mae Hallet
Auvni Patel
Tomas O’Shea
Lauren Turley
Matthew Howarth
Harvey Edwards
Evangelos Kaliafetis
Fergus Creton
Davis Hedgecoe
Bethan Morgan
Lauren Carty

All photos copyright Matthew Horwood.