Cockcroft student wins best Early Career Scientist’s submission prize at IOP meeting

The Annual Meeting of the IOP Particle Accelerators and Beams group was held on Friday the 9th April 2021. Along with a range of talks, a virtual poster session took place through the web-based platform Wonder, which recreated the feel of an in-person poster session. Attendees were able to move between different posters to have a discussion with the presenters. The standard of the poster presentations was very high and featured lots of interesting discussions.

ASTeC year-in-industry student Lydia Hall was judged to be the winner of the best Student or Early Career Scientist submission prize for an excellent presentation of her work, and was awarded with a prize of £100 and a certificate.

Winning poster by Lydia Hall.

Lydia’s poster, titled “Simulating Electron Diffraction for Development of a Relativistic Ultrafast Electron Diffraction Facility” outlined some of the simulation work that she had completed so far during her Year in Industry placement. It also covered how this work can be further developed and used to optimise the RUEDI (Relativistic Ultrafast Electron Diffraction and Imaging) beamline.