LPAG graduate student is runner up in FameLab

22 July 2015

Rob Shalloo, a first year graduate student studying laser plasma wakefield acceleration in the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, was awarded one of two runners up prizes in the UK national final of FameLab on 22nd April.

FameLab is an international science communication competition where contestants have to give a presentation on any area of science, using only the props they can carry on stage, in just 3 minutes. Rob won through to the UK national final where he gave a talk on how emergency oxygen is generated on planes. The judges were impressed enough by his presentation to give Rob a runners up award from the very strong 10 strong field of finalists. The entire final can be seen on youtube, with Rob's talk starting around 27 mins.