UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Staff external awards and prizes 2023

Congratulations to the MAPS faculty external prize winners of 2023! From physics and chemistry to astronomy and cosmology, we're proud to share research contributions, excellence and accomplishments of some of our staff members.
Professor Chris Kay, left, and Dr Jonathan Breeze

Two UCL academics honoured by the Institute of Physics

Professor Chris Kay (London Centre for Nanotechnology at UCL) and Dr Jonathan Breeze (UCL Physics & Astronomy) are among a team of researchers who have been awarded the prestigious Michael Faraday Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics.

Professor Richard Ellis

Galaxy evolution pioneer wins major international prize

Professor Richard Ellis (UCL Physics & Astronomy) has been awarded the 2023 Gruber Cosmology Prize for his pioneering work both studying galactic evolution dating to the “cosmic dawn” and designing innovative instruments with which to do so.

Professor Nicholas Achilleos

Astrophysicist awarded medal for Jupiter and Saturn discoveries

Professor Nick Achilleos (UCL Physics & Astronomy) has been awarded the 2023 Chapman Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) for his outstanding work advancing understanding of the magnetic bubbles (magnetospheres) of planets, in particular Jupiter and Saturn.

Professor Nguyen T. K. Thanh

UCL academic honoured with prestigious IUPAC award

Professor Nguyen T. K. Thanh (UCL Physics & Astronomy) is one of only 12 recipients globally of this year’s Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Awards, bestowed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).