Professor Angel Rubio is to receive the 2018 Max Born Medal and Prize

23 November 2017

Theoretical physicist Professor Angel Rubio has been awarded the 2018 Max Born Medal and Prize of the IOP and the German Physical Society.

The prize, which is given for outstanding contributions to physics, has been awarded to Professor Rubio for “his sustained leadership in computational solid-state physics and for his predictions of materials properties at nanometre length-scales and in low dimensions”.

His prize of €3000 and a silver medal will be presented at the IOP’s annual Awards Dinner in 2018.

Rubio is director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg and distinguished scientist at the Center for Computational Quantum Physics at the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute in New York, as well as distinguished professor in condensed matter physics at the University of the Basque Country, Spain.

His numerous awards include the Medal of the Spanish Royal Physical Society, the Premio Rey Jaime I Prize for Basic Research, the DuPont Prize in Nanotechnology and the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the Academia Europaea and a foreign associate member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

The Max Born Medal and Prize, given jointly by the IOP and the German Physical Society, is awarded by the Council of one of the two societies to one of a list of nominees submitted by the other. It is given in even-dated years to a physicist based in Germany and presented in the UK or Ireland, and in odd-dated years to a physicist based in the UK or Ireland and presented in Germany.