At a ceremony after the NZIP & Physikos Conference 2021 dinner at Te Papa, Wellington, Professor Jenni Adams was awarded the Dan Walls Medal for 2021, becoming the first woman to receive the award. The Dan Walls Medal is awarded each year to the Kiwi physicist who is judged to have made the greatest impact, both nationally and internationally, in their field of research.

Prof. Adams lectures in physics and astronomy at the University of Canterbury and is the lead New Zealand scientist on the IceCube international collaboration, which studies neutrinos detected by the IceCube telescope constructed under the ice in Antarctica. She is a long-standing member and former President of NZIP, and when she was President she worked to launch the Dan Walls Medal in 2008. We warmly congratulate Jenni and wish her ever greater success.

For more information see the University of Canterbury news article,