Sheila Rowan (physicist)
Sheila Rowan at the Royal Society admissions day in London, July 2018
|Alma mater||University of Glasgow (BSc, PhD)|
|Awards||Philip Leverhulme Prize (2005)|
Hoyle Medal and Prize (2016)
|Institutions||University of Glasgow|
|Thesis||Aspects of lasers for the illumination of interferometric gravitational wave detectors (1995)|
|Doctoral advisor||James Hough|
After her PhD, Rowan's work was split between the University of Glasgow and the Edward Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University. Since 2003, she has been based solely in Glasgow, and in 2006 was appointed Professor of Experimental Physics.
Awards and honours
Rowan was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2005, elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP) in 2006 and awarded Fellowship of the American Physical Society in 2012. She the Hoyle Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics in 2016 in recognition of her pioneering research on aspects of the technology of gravitational wave observatories.
In 2016, Rowan and her team contributed to the 2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, for their work on the first detection of gravitational waves, which was announced in February 2016.
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