Many congratulations to Adam Christopherson who has been awarded the prestigious Sir Norman Lockyer Fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society. The three year fellowship is awarded “to enable an outstanding research worker to conduct a self-directed programme of research in any astronomical topic”.
Adam joined Queen Mary as a PhD student a year after I did and it’s been great sharing an office with him over the past few years. Although we haven’t yet written a paper together we’ve thrown a lot of ideas around so hopefully we can work together on something soon. When it comes to listing the names I imagine he will be arguing for alphabetical order!
Adam will be taking up his fellowship in the University of Nottingham from October 2011.