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Scientist wins medal for work in Antarctica

Dr Andy Hein of the University’s School of GeoSciences has been honoured by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society for his research in Antarctica.

Dr Andy Hein

Dr Hein, a Chancellor's Fellow at the University, was presented with the W S Bruce medal on Tuesday 14 February at an event hosted by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in Perth.

The accolade, which seeks to acknowledge polar researchers at the outset of their careers, recognises Dr Hein’s participation in three field seasons in Antarctica and his scientific research into the history of ice-sheet fluctuations in the region.

His work is recognised as bringing new insights into the history and stability of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.

The medal is named after Dr William Spiers Bruce, a polar explorer and scientist.

I am honoured to be awarded the W S Bruce Medal, which I believe is the direct result of being fortunate enough to work with some of the best researchers in my field. Without their continued support, and that from my family and friends, I would not be where I am today. This medal will certainly motivate me to continue my research in the polar regions, even if it means enduring several more months in a tent eating bland, dehydrated meals!

Dr Andy HeinSchool of GeoSciences

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