Two IOP Fellows are awarded Royal Society medals

19 July 2017

Two IOP Fellows have been awarded medals by the Royal Society (RS), with Dr Paul Corkum receiving one of three Royal Medals – among the RS’s premier awards and made on behalf of the Queen each year.


Two IOP fellows are awarded Royal Society medals
National Research Council

Corkum, who holds a joint chair with the University of Ottawa and Canada’s National Research Council, received the award for his contributions to laser physics and the development of the field of attosecond science.

He said: “This was a truly wonderful surprise and compliment. Receiving the Royal Medal is a sign that the scientific community recognises the importance of attosecond science, a field where there are strong future opportunities.

Two IOP fellows are awarded Royal Society medals
Royal Society

Professor Timothy Leighton is Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics at the University of Southampton.

He has been awarded the Clifford Paterson Medal and Lecture “for translation of his fundamental research into acoustics and its application in many areas including anti-microbial resistance, mine detection, foetal scanning, catastrophe relief, climate change and marine life.”

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