Queen's Anniversary Prize

Queen's Anniversary Prize

Professor Michael Brown, Vice-Chancellor and Professor Mike Bode collect a Queen's Anniversary Prize from Her Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince PhilipHer Majesty the Queen and HRH Prince Philip presented LJMU with one of the UK’s most prestigious educational awards at Buckingham Palace.
 
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Brown and Mike Bode, Professor of Astrophysics collected a Queen’s Anniversary Prize on behalf of the University in recognition of LJMU’s astronomical excellence and public engagement in science. 
 
The ARI at LJMU is leading the way in gamma ray burst researchThe biennial Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Further and Higher Education, which are part of the Honours System, recognise and reward the outstanding contribution that universities and colleges in the United Kingdom make to the intellectual, economic, cultural and social life of the nation.
 
LJMU has been awarded a Queen’s Award for the development of the world’s largest and most sophisticated ground-based robotic telescopes, which are opening up new areas of research for professional astronomers and have helped to create many new high-tech jobs in a regeneration area of Merseyside.
 
The Award also relates to LJMU’s creative application of this technology not only as part of its innovative undergraduate programmes and distance learning courses in astronomy and astrophysics, but also because it is being harnessed to reveal the wonders of science to school children around the UK through the University’s National Schools’ Observatory.
 
Professor Michael Brown, LJMU’s Vice-Chancellor said: “It's extremely pleasing to receive this recognition. The Queen's Anniversary Prize is a fitting tribute to the high calibre and dedication of all the staff involved. Our Astrophysics Research Institute has led the world in developing robotic telescopes. What’s even more ground-breaking is that our scientists have been able to harness this cutting edge technology to enthuse future generations of scientists.”



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