Chancellor’s Rising Star Award

Dr Beth Biller has been awarded the 2018 Chancellor’s Rising Star Award.

The Chancellor confers four Awards annually, recognising innovation, relevance, creativity, personal dedication and impact in teaching and research.  The Rising Star Award honours an early career colleague, appointed to the University in the last five years, who has made a significant contribution in either teaching or research.

The Rising Star Award is in recognition of Beth’s outstanding work in the direct imaging and characterization of exoplanets.

Her research includes the statistical analysis of large-scale planet surveys and developing techniques to monitor cloud patterns on brown dwarfs and exoplanets through photometric variability.  She is also active both in current observational efforts and the development of future instruments, including the SPHERE planet-finder and ERIS at the VLT and the soon-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope.

Dr Beth Biller commented:

I am honoured to win the Chancellor's Rising Star Award, especially considering the world-leading calibre of teaching and research at this University.