Bates Prize 2017

Nominations are invited from early-career researchers for the 2017 Bates Prize. The Bates Prize is awarded in odd years to commemorate Sir David Bates FRS and his pioneering studies of atomic and molecular processes and their role in atmospheric science, plasma physics and astronomy.

Dr Janet Anders from the University of Exeter won the 2015 prize for her pioneering contributions to quantum information theory and its application to quantum thermodynamics. The Bates Prize shall be awarded to an early-career researcher for outstanding research, published within the previous five years, on a topic relevant to the below groups;

An early-career researcher is defined as a person in the first 12 years of a research career (allowing for career breaks), eg, following the award of a first degree.

The prize is a cheque for £500, accompanied by a certificate. There is a plaque that the recipient holds for two years. The recipient is expected to also give the Bates Prize Talk at the QuAMP conference which will be held in Glasgow at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel, from 4–7 September 2017.

Find out more and apply. The closing date for nominations is 30 April 2017.

Previous winners

2015: Janet Anders
2013: Jeremy O'Brien.
2011: Matt Jones
2009: Mike Tarbutt
2006: J Brown
2005: J Tennyson
2004: Joachim Ulrich
2002: Philip G Burke
2000: Raymond Flannery