Ruth Lynden-Bell PhD Prize
Call for Nominations now open!
We are delighted to announce the Ruth Lynden-Bell PhD Prize for Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics. This prize will be awarded on a biannual basis by the Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Prof. Ruth Lynden-Bell started her career working on spectroscopy. Later she worked on spin systems and infrared and Raman line shapes. She also contributed extensively to the investigation of liquids and disordered solids using computer simulations, often developing new techniques to investigate complex fluids, including seminal contributions in the area of ionic liquids.
Ruth was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2006 in recognition of her “crucial advancements in our knowledge of the properties of liquids and disordered solids”. She was awarded the 2017 Lennard-Jones Lectureship for her work in Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics.
The winner will receive a certificate, a monetary prize (£300) and will be invited to deliver a presentation at a designated SMTG seminar or conference.