Holweck Prize goes to Zoran Hadzibabic
22 December 2015
The 2016 Holweck Medal and Prize of the French Physical Society and the IOP has been awarded to Professor Zoran Hadzibabic for his outstanding experimental achievements in the control of ultracold quantum degenerate gases.
Hadzibabic, a professor of physics and director of studies at Trinity College Cambridge, conducts research into quantum gases and collective phenomena as part of the department’s Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics group. His particular interest is in novel collective quantum phenomena which can be studied using ultracold atomic gases as highly controllable strongly correlated many-body systems.
He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, before joining the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, in 2007.
The Holweck Medal and Prize is awarded jointly by the French Physical Society and the IOP for distinguished work in any aspect of physics that is ongoing or has been carried out in the preceding 10 years. It is awarded in odd-dated years to a physicist based in France and awarded in the UK or Ireland, and in even-dated years to a physicist based in the UK or Ireland and presented in France.