Cosmoparticle Initiative


Hiranya Peiris awarded Max Born Medal and Prize 2021

30 November 2020

The Cosmoparticle Initiative congratulates Hiranya Peiris on winning the prestigious award from the UK Institute of Physics and the German Physical Society for “outstanding contributions to cosmology”.

Hiranya Peiris, photograph by Niklas Björling

Cosmoparticle Initiative director, Hiranya Peiris, has been awarded the Max Born Medal and Prize 2021 by the German Physical Society (DPG) and the UK Institute of Physics, for her “outstanding contributions in the field of cosmology, in particular for creating new interdisciplinary connections between cosmology and high-energy physics."

The Max Born Prize was established in 1972 and is awarded in memory of the German-Jewish physicist Max Born, who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. In even-dated years the award is given to a physicist based in Germany, while in odd-dated years it goes to a physicist based in the UK or Ireland.



Max Born Prize

Institute of Physics

German Physical Society (DPG)

Hiranya Peiris’ academic profile

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