On October 17th I attended the Very Early Career Award prize ceremony at the Institute of Physics in London. I was short-listed for my contributions to both research and outreach. I gave a 15 min talk on my outreach and research and listened to the other short-listed candidates' talks too. I was blown away by how active the other nominees were, and am sincerely honoured to have been nominated.
Above: (left to right) Clare Burke, Kate Sloyan, Chiara Mingarelli and Hayley Smith.
Photo credit: IOP
Today there's a really interesting article in the Guardian (newspaper) which is about why Einstein never won a Nobel Prize for General (or special) Relativity. http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/across-the-universe/2012/oct/08/einstein-nobel-prize-relativity?CMP=twt_fd
I deals with the political climate surrounding the prize then, and brings up factors that I was previously unaware of, such as the rising climate of anti-semitism. A good short read!