UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

William Dunn

2021

Dr William Dunn is a multi-award-winning astrophysicist and planetary scientist from University College London’s Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL). Prior to MSSL, he worked at Harvard and with the European Space Agency. His research focusses on X-raying planets. Since 2017, Will has run the Orbyts programme which partners researchers with schools to address the chronic diversity issues in science. The programme has enabled 200+ school students to author scientific papers and is shown to have a profoundly positive impact on science inclusivity. Orbyts was awarded this year’s NEON award for widening access to education.