Royal Society awards go to four members of the IOP

19 July 2016

Four members of the Institute are to receive awards from the Royal Society (RS), including IOP honorary fellow Professor Becky Parker and three IOP fellows, it was announced today.

Royal Society awards go to four members of the IOP

Parker has been awarded the Kavli Education Medal and Lecture by the RS "for founding the Langton Star Centre for school children to perform authentic research in the sciences and her encouragement for other teachers to undertake creative and experimental research with their pupils".

She is the director of the Langton Star Centre at the Simon Langton Grammar School for boys, where she is also head of physics, and she is a visiting professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary University of London. She was awarded honorary fellowship of the IOP in 2014.

 

Royal Society awards go to four members of the IOP

IOP fellow Professor Ortwin Hess has been awarded the Rumford Medal by the RS "for his pioneering work in active nano-plasmonics and optical metamaterials with quantum gain". Hess holds the Leverhulme Chair in Metamaterials at Imperial College London.

 

 

 

 

Royal Society awards go to four members of the IOP

IOP fellow Professor Joanna Dunkley has been awarded the Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture by the RS "for her research in the cosmic microwave background and her innovative project to support and encourage girls studying physics". Dunkley, who is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, was awarded the IOP's Maxwell Medal and Prize in 2013.

 

 

 

Royal Society awards go to four members of the IOP

IOP fellow Professor Neil Alford has been awarded the Armourers & Brasiers Company Prize by the RS "for his outstanding contributions to materials research with benefit to society, especially the development of ultra-low-loss microwave dielectrics for communications". He is vice dean for research in the Faculty of Engineering and associate provost for academic planning at Imperial College London.

 

All the award winners will be celebrated at the RS's Anniversary Day in November.