physics.org web awards - Judges

Meet our judges. Drum roll please...

Best blog

Adam Rutherford, editor at the science journal Nature, presents radio and television programs, including Cell for BBC4.

Alom Shaha, part-time science teacher, writer and film-maker, full-time science groupie. You can find him at www.alomshaha.com and on twitter.

Gia Milinovich. American Ex-pat. Comedy lover. Science groupie. Professional dork.

Hayley Birch, science writer, editor and general science communication nerd. She is also the creator of Geek Pop.

Lata Sahonta
, postdoctoral researcher in nanoelectronics at Cambridge University, and exotic pet enthusiast.

Dr Stuart Clark, astro-journalist, book writer, novelist, broadcaster, lecturer, tweeter and blogger, plays rock guitar whenever time permits. You can find him at www.stuartclark.com

Best magazine / news site

Alice Bell, science communication lecturer at Imperial. She likes space and dinosaurs. Also robots, volcanoes, bubbles and bridges.

Amos Zeeberg, Discover magazine web editor.

Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of physics, popular science author and TV presenter.

Maggie Koerth-Baker, freelance science journalist and a contributing editor to BoingBoing.net. She's currently writing a book for Wiley & Sons about the future of energy in the United States. Most days, you can find her trying to come up with something profound, yet funny, to say about America's electrical infrastructure.

Meera Lee Sethi, a curious writer, in every sense of the phrase. You can find her at The Science Essayist and Inkling.

Prashant Valluri, lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Totally fixated on fluid flows and yes, cricket and kettlebells too!

Best podcast

Gareth Mitchell, presenter of the BBC World Service technology programme Digital Planet. He also teaches broadcast journalism on the Science Communication MSc at Imperial College London.

Dr Martyn Bull, Head of Communications at the world-leading ISIS Neutron Source, loves physics, films, marmite and talking.

Dr Melanie Windridge, fusion physicist, communicator and IOP Schools Lecturer 2010. Loves the great outdoors, is an adventurous skier and sometimes gets embarrassingly excited about physics! You can find her at www.melaniewindridge.co.uk or on twitter.

Nate Lanxon, editor of wired.co.uk, a heavy metal connoisseur and lover of all things Japan. 

Dr Stuart Clark, astro-journalist, book writer, novelist, broadcaster, lecturer, tweeter and blogger, plays rock guitar whenever time permits. You can find him at www.stuartclark.com

Tom Whyntie, PhD student working at CERN and Famelab 2009 winner.

Best ask the expert / Q&A site

Daniel Holz, cosmologist by day at Los Alamos National Lab, and a blogger by night at Discover's Cosmic Variance. You can also find him at www.danielholz.com

Hayley Birch, science writer, editor and general science communication nerd. She is also the creator of Geek Pop.

Lee Billings, editor at seedmagazine.com who enjoys geeking out about stars, planets, and other Big Dumb Objects.

Lewis Dartnell, astrobiology researcher at UCL and science writer. Hunting for life on Mars, but mostly can’t even find the TV remote. You can find him at www.lewisdartnell.com or on twitter.

Phil Plait, astronomer, blogs at Bad Astronomy, and gleefully investigates how the world will end on Discovery Channel's 'Phil Plait's Bad Universe'.
 

Revision

Alom Shaha, part-time science teacher, writer and film-maker, full-time science groupie. You can find him at www.alomshaha.com and on twitter.

Devon Compton, A-Level student, child of chemists but a convert to physics with his head in the clouds at 6’8” tall.

Jake Pearce; Guitarist, Physics student, virtuoso Starcraft player.

Marion Hamshere, teaches physics, builds geodesic domes, plants apple trees and loves laying hedges.

Dr Martyn Bull, Head of Communications at the world-leading ISIS Neutron Source, loves physics, films, marmite and talking.

Best kids' site

Alice Bell, science communication lecturer at Imperial. She likes space and dinosaurs. Also robots, volcanoes, bubbles and bridges.

Gia Milinovich. American Ex-pat. Comedy lover. Science groupie. Professional dork.

Laurie Winkless, NPL scientist, NOISEmaker and member of the ancient order of blonde female physicists. Read her blog here.

Dr Marieke Navin, Science Communication Officer at MOSI, neutrino capturer, famelabber, avid physics talker and sleep-deprived cake baker. You can find her on twitter.

Tara Shears, particle physicist at CERN and avid science communicator.

President's prize

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, retiring Institute of Physics (IOP) president, discovered pulsars!

Maggie Philbin, radio and TV presenter, gave newfangled gadgets such as the barcode scanner or the mobile phone their UK TV debut on Tomorrow’s World.

Marshall Stoneham, new IOP president, passionate about a wide range of physics from nanotechnology to quantum information.

Paul Millar, recently retired from a career in telecommunications, now an active member of the IOP Physics Communicators Group.

Sumit Paul-Choudhury, editor of newscientist.com

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