Holweck Prize is presented to Ramin Golestanian

28 August 2014

The Holweck Medal and Prize was presented to Prof. Ramin Golestanian at a conference in Paris on 27 August.

Holweck Prize is presented to Ramin Golestanian
Credit: Jérémie Barande

The award, conferred jointly by the IOP and the Société Française de Physique (SFP), includes a gold medal and a prize of €3000. The recipient also delivers the Holweck Prize Lecture.

Prof. Golestanian, who is Professor of Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Oxford, received the award for his pioneering contributions to the development of the new research area of active soft matter, particularly microscopic swimmers and active colloids.

The presentation ceremony took place during an awards session at the Condensed Matter in Paris 2014 conference at the Université Paris Descartes. Prof. Golestanian was presented with the medal and prize by Alain Fontaine, president of the SFP, and IOP president Frances Saunders, who both gave brief addresses, after which Prof. Golestanian delivered the Holweck Lecture. The IOP’s chief executive, Prof. Paul Hardaker, also attended.

The Holweck Medal and Prize is given in odd-dated  years to a physicist based in France and presented in the UK or Ireland, and in even-dated years to a physicist based in the UK or Ireland and presented in France.

Pictured (left to right) are Alain Fontaine, Prof. Golestanian and Frances Saunders.