Date: 18 March 2015

New Scientist editor wins journalism prize

Lisa Grossman, Physical Sciences News Editor at New Scientist, has won the prestigious Institite of Physics Award for Physics Journalism for her article ‘Quasicrystal quest: The unreal rock that nature made

She was presented with a trophy and a travel grant to enable her to investigate a physics story of her choice, at ‘The Scientists meet the Media’ party held at The Science Museum and attended by some of the UK’s most influential science experts.

It was a successful night all round for New Scientist as Ralph Lorenz and Justin Mullins were also commended as runners up for the prize.
Ralph wrote about his own research on rock movements in Death Valley and Justin’s article managed to make complicated science comprehensible for non specialist audiences by cleverly telling a story about Braeass’s paradox.

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