IfA Postdoc awarded Royal Astronomical Society prize
Dr Duncan Forgan of the Institute for Astronomy has been recognised with an award from the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society.
Dr Duncan Forgan’s thesis - 'Probing Self-Gravitating Discs Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics with Radiative Transfer' - is this year’s winner of the RAS Michael Penston prize.
The prize is awarded for the best doctoral thesis in Astronomy or Astrophysics, and is open to all students registered at UK universities (excluding those focusing on planetary science, for which a separate prize is available.) As well as a monetary prize, the award includes the opportunity to give a short presentation on the thesis to an Ordinary Meeting of the Society.