The planned meeting schedule is as follows:
14:00 Welcome and introduction
14:15 Keynote talk by Alok Jha (Guardian science correspondent and Science Weekly podcast presenter)
14:45 Q&A with Alok and short break
15:00 Presentations by the four finalists:
- Aude Alapini-Odunlade – University of Exeter
- Martin Archer – Imperial College London
- Rhys Phillips – EADS Innovation Works
- Suzie Sheehy – STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
16:00 Q&A with the finalists
16:15 Coffee/tea break and judges meeting
16:45 Presentation of the PCG Award and closing address
About the shortlisted candidates:
Aude Alapini-Odunlade links general astronomy to the added excitement of discovering and characterising planets outside of the solar system.
Martin Archer, is an enthusiastic Space & Atmospheric Physics communicator with some different approaches to simplifying messages and finding analogies to help explain more complex concepts.
Rhys Phillips is pushing the frontiers of normal STEM ambassador activities, and has taken the initiative to produce regular radio podcasts.
Suzy Sheehy looks at the instrumentation associated with LHC and the technology spin-offs that are coming out of the programme.