Holweck Medal and Prize is presented in France

30 August 2016

The Holweck Medal and Prize of the French Physical Society and the IOP was presented to Professor Zoran Hadzibabic in Bordeaux, France on 25 August.

Holweck Medal and Prize is presented in France

The presentation was made by Professor Michel Spiro (pictured right), president of the French Physical Society, and Professor Roy Sambles, president of the IOP (left), during the JMC15 condensed matter conference.

At the event, Hadzibabic (centre) gave the 2016 Holweck Lecture, on quantum gas in a box. He received the award, announced in December 2015, for “his outstanding experimental achievements in the control of ultracold quantum degenerate gases”.

Holweck Medal and Prize is presented in France

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 goes in odd-dated years to a physicist based in France and is presented in the UK or Ireland, and in even-dated years to a physicist based in the UK or Ireland and is presented in France.