Friday, August 08, 2008

Astrophysicist Sarah Bridle

One of this year's UK winners of a L'Oreal For Women in Science Fellowship is astrophysicist Sarah Bridle. Bridle is a Lecturer and Royal Society Research Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at University College London, where she is working on "extracting information about cosmology using weak gravitational lensing."

Last month she was interviewed on The Guardian's Science Weekly podcast:

This week, the Science Weekly team discuss dark energy and the even darker matter of the gender gap with astrophysicist Sarah Bridle - recipient of a Women in Science fellowship. It's sponsored by a well-known cosmetics company - is it worth it? Do awards like this actually help to de-beard science? And isn't this a wider societal problem anyway?
Listen to the interview (mp3).

To learn more about her research, you can download PowerPoint lectures from her recent talks from her web site.

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