A county Galway student has been awarded the Earnshaw Award by the Institute of Physics.
Thomas Long, who is studying for his PHD in University of Cambridge was presented with the award at the Institute of Physics spring meeting which took place in Armagh last Saturday.
The Earnshaw Award is presented annually by the Institute to physics students who have produced the best undergraduate thesis and project across Ireland and Northern Ireland, and is only presented to one student across the island of Ireland each year.
Thomas is from Killeeneen in Craughwell and is a past pupil of Killeeneen National School and Clarin College Athenry.
He studied Astro Science in Trinity College and from there graduated with a Gold Medal, and was then offered a place in Cambridge University where he is now studying for his Doctorate.