Jo Dunkley is an internationally renowned academic who is currently Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford. She was part of the science team for NASA’s WMAP space satellite, and now leads work on the Planck space satellite and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope in Chile. She started her education at Cambridge with a degree in Natural Sciences, followed by a PhD in Astrophysics at Oxford, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton. She was awarded the Maxwell Medal for physics in 2013, the Fowler Prize for astronomy in 2014, shared the Gruber Prize for cosmology with the WMAP team in 2012, and holds one of the most prestigious early career grants in Europe. She also appears regularly in public, at festivals, and on the radio and TV.
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