Elin Darelius receives the award for her outstanding research, were she combines sea-going oceanography, experimental work and numerical models.
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Recently she got the position as associate professor at the Geophysical Institute, where she now is heading the institute's long tradition of Antarctic research.
Darelius is both a hard working scientist, as well as a science communicator. From a number of research cruises to the Antarctic she has shared her experiences with school children and teachers, producing school tasks in mathematics and physics based on real research data.
Read her recent blog from the eight weeks of oceanographic tank experiments in Grenoble: "Elin Darelius & team's scientific adventures".