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Date added: Jan 21, 2009

Prestigious Research Award for Salford Solar Physicist

RAS Fowler Award for Geophysics. Dr David Tsiklauri of Salford Physics

Solar physicist Dr David Tsiklauri, from the Salford Space and Solar Plasma Physics Group, has been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).

Presentation of the RAS Fowler Award for Geophysics to Dr David Tsiklauri

David, who lectures in space technology, has received the Fowler Award for Geophysics for his work on the heating of the solar corona (dubbed 'one of the major unsolved problems of solar physics').

He was one of a number of astronomers and geophysicists from the UK and across the world to be recognised by the RAS in its annual list of medals and awards.

David has already identified a new mechanism for accelerating electrons using a specific type of wave disturbance. It had never been considered before and could be crucial to explaining the heating system.

Update: The prizes were presented at the National Astronomy Meeting in April 2009 - the pictures here show David being presented with his Award. There is also a copy of the actual citation now online.


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