Women In Science Fellowship Award for Dr Sneha Malde

26 June 2014

Dr Sneha Malde of Oxford University's Department of Physics has been awarded one of this year's L'Oréal-UNESCO UK & Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships.

The Fellowships, launched in 2007, are annual awards that aim to highlight the need for greater female participation in science and provide practical help to outstanding female postdoctoral scientists to continue their research. Each Fellowship comes with £15,000 prize money that can be spent on support such as equipment, field trips, attendance at conferences, childcare, and collaborations. There were approximately 300 applicants and only four awards.

Dr Malde received her award on 19 June at a ceremony held at London’s Royal Society. The award will support her work investigating matter and anti-matter, in particular why, when matter and anti-matter should have been created in equal quantities in the Universe, matter has come to dominate everything around us. She aims to expand a powerful method of measurement she has helped developed to help analyse data from the LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider to explore where the Standard Model’s description of the differences between matter and anti-matter breaks down and new discoveries could be made.