Three IOP members become fellows of the Royal Society

6 May 2015

Three members of the Institute of Physics (IOP) were made fellows of the Royal Society (RS) in its annual election on 1 May.


Among those elected to fellowship was IOP fellow Prof. Yvonne Elsworth, professor of helioseismology and Poynting Professor of Physics at the University of Birmingham. Her achievements include “pioneering work in establishing and maintaining an important scientific investigation into the internal structure of the Sun using helioseismic data”, the RS says in its citation. She was awarded the IOP’s Payne-Gaposchkin Medal and Prize in 2011.



Also elected was IOP fellow Prof. Andrew Mackenzie, director of physics of quantum materials at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids and professor of condensed matter physics at the University of St Andrews. His citation from the RS says that he is “a world-leading authority in strongly-correlated systems and renowned for his pioneering experiments in this area”. He was awarded the IOP’s Mott Medal and Prize in 2011.



IOP member Prof. John Rarity, professor of optical communications at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, was also elected to fellowship of the RS. He “pioneered the experimental one-photon and two-photon optics, both to the study of fundamental physical phenomena and also in the development of prototype devices”, the RS says.