Prestigious International Award for Young Scientist
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young University of Leicester scientist has won a prestigious international
award which will be presented to her in Nice this weekend.
Emma Bunce of the Radio & Space Plasma Physics Group in the Department of
Physics & Astronomy was identified as the best young scientist by the
European Geophysical Society.
produced the best paper in planetary science published in 2002. She was the
first author of the paper on Jupiter's magnetosphere, with Professor Stan Cowley
of the University of Leicester.
medal will be presented at the opening and award ceremony of the 27th General
Assembly in the Nice-Acropolis Congress Centre on Sunday, 21 April.
read for her undergraduate degree in Physics with Space Science and Technology
at Leicester and followed this with her PhD again at Leicester.
The PhD was completed in July last year, supervised by Professor Stan
said: "I am obviously delighted to receive this award in recognition of my
work. The work was part of the
research completed for my PhD here at Leicester, in the Planetary Science
section of the Radio and Space Plasma Physics Group.
The paper uses magnetic field data from the Pioneer and Voyager
interplanetary spacecraft to quantify the electric currents and magnetic field
at Jupiter, and as a result has provided a basis for understanding Jupiter's
amazing main auroral emissions which glow in the planet's ionosphere.
is a very exciting step in the field of jovian physics, and has allowed the main
auroral oval to be theoretically modelled for the first time."
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