Kathy Willis awarded Michael Faraday Prize
Professor II Kathy Willis has been awarded the Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture for 2015 from the Royal Society (UK) for her outstanding work in science communication
The Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture is a highly prestigous award from the UK's pre-eminent scientific society. It is awarded annually to "the scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific terms in lay terms is exemplary". Kathy's richly deserved award reflects, in part, her outstanding BBC Radio series last year 'Plants - From Roots to Riches' and its accompanying book.
The prize is named after the pioneering physicist and chemist Michael Faraday (1791-1867) who did much to communicate science to the public in mid-Victorian England.
Previous winners of the prize include the natural historian Sir David Attenborough, astrophysicists Jocelyn Bell Burnell (who gave a Horizons talk in Bergen in 2014) and Brian Cox, biologists Richard Dawkins and Colin Blakemore, and the palaeobiologist Richard Fortey.
The EECRG are very proud of Kathy's great achievement. Congratulations!