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Friday, 5 December 2014

In the news - Student wins award with unusual dance video

Art and science meet in an award-winning dance video by physics PhD student Claire Le Cras, recently presented with this year's Institute of Physics Early Career Physics Communicator Award. What's next for this promising future physicist? Finishing her PhD under the supervision of Prof Claudia Maraston and Dr Daniel Thomas, but also exploring further possibilities with the dance workshops. We look forward to seeing the results! 

A University of Portsmouth PhD student who explained the life cycle of a star using a dance video has won this year’s Early Career Physics Communicator Award.
Claire Le Cras, a third year PhD student at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, was recognised for her public engagement and outreach work by the Institute of Physics.
At the final of the competition Claire showed a short video of a dance workshop, which follows the life cycle of a massive star interpreted and performed by seven young dancers from Guernsey.

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