A Question for Europe, a joint project between YAS and six other European young academies, has announced the winners of its competition, “Who Gets Carried Away by Europe?”
The competition, which was supported by the Commerzbank Foundation, encouraged participants to answer the question “who gets carried away by Europe?” by submitting any type of creative response; academic, literary, musical, photographic, and audio-visual submissions were accepted.
Young Academy news as it appeared in the February Fellows' e-Bulletin:
The Young Academy is a partner in a new photographic competition open to scholars across Europe. Working with the Young Academies of Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Russia, the participating academies are seeking images that explain what makes research fascinating. There will be an exhibition touring Europe later this year. For more information http://imagesoffascination.net/
RSE is currently seeking nominations for early career prizes, in a range of disciplines (see below). Last year Nicola Stanley-Wall, Sharon Ashbrook, and Rob Jenkins from the Young Academy were awarded these prizes. It seems likely there will be other Young Academy members who would be interested in the awards.
Nominations for prizes can only be made by Fellows of the RSE. This would mean approaching a fellow to ask for a nomination. If you aren't in a sector where you know many fellows, Lesley Campbell is prepared to assist in linking people interested in being nominated to fellows that may be able to nominate.
Dr Hammond gained his PhD from the University of Birmingham in 1999 where he worked on the development of a cryogenic torsion balance used to place new short-range limits on putative forces coupling spin and gravity.