Prof. Jon Butterworth: Recognised in the Institute of Physics awards
1 July 2013
Two UCL physicists have been recognised by the Institute of Physics today.
Jon Butterworth - Chadwick Medal and Prize
Jon Butterworth, Professor of Physics and Head of Department, has won the
Institute of Physics' Chadwick Medal and Prize. Professor Butterworth is
an internationally-known authority in the field of high energy physics,
and a collaborator on the ATLAS experiment at CERN, which this year
found evidence for the existence of the Higgs Boson.
The Chadwick Medal is awarded every two years, and recognises achievements in particle physics research.
"It's a great time to be a particle physicist and
very grateful to the IoP and to all the amazing people I've worked with over
the years at UCL, DESY, CERN and elsewhere," Butterworth says.
"An added pleasure is that my Grandma's name was Chadwick, though I don't think we're related to the discoverer of the neutron."
John Morton - Moseley Medal and Prize
Meanwhile, John Morton, reader in nanoelectronics and
nanophotonics at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, has been awarded
the Moseley Medal. Dr Morton is an expert in the field of electron and
nuclear spins, and their application in the development of quantum
The Moseley Medal is awarded to early-career researchers for exceptional work in experimental physics.
- Institute of Physics announcement of the Chadwick Medal
- Institute of Physics: about the Chadwick Medal
- Institute of Physics announcement of the Moseley Medal
- Institute of Physics: about the Moseley Medal
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