Richard Glazebrook Medal and Prize recipients

For leadership in a physics context


2019

Professor Anne-Christine Davis
University of Cambridge
For her outstanding support and leadership in physics, particularly for women and those from non-traditional backgrounds, for her leadership of the UK particle cosmology community, and her gender championship roles.

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2018

Professor Michele Dougherty
Imperial College London
For her scientific leadership of the Cassini magnetic field instrument at Saturn and the European Space Agency (ESA) JUICE study team, leading to mission selection to explore the environs of Jupiter.

2017

Professor David Charlton
University of Birmingham
For his leadership in experimental work on the electroweak standard model, beginning with the study of Z-boson decays at LEP and culminating in the discovery of the Higgs boson at the LHC.

2016

Dr Hugh Elliot Montgomery
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
For his leadership at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and distinguished research in high-energy physics.

2015

Professor Sir Tejinder Virdee
Imperial College London
For his leadership of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) where evidence for the Higgs boson was revealed after 20 years of research involving design, construction and data-taking.

2014

Professor Gerhard Materlik
University College London and Diamond Light Source
For outstanding leadership in establishing a world-leading laboratory at the Diamond Light Source and for his innovations in X-ray diffraction physics.

2013

Professor Lyndon Rees Evans
CERN, Geneva and Imperial College London
For his outstanding leadership of the Large Hadron Collider Project.

2012

Professor Steven Cowley
UK Atomic Energy Authority / Imperial College
For his leadership of the United Kingdom’s magnetic fusion programme and of Culham Laboratory and for his seminal contributions to plasma and fusion science.

2011

Professor Richard J Parker, Dr Mike Howse and Professor Philip C Ruffles
Rolls Royce Group
For the creation, development and expansion of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) network, widely held to be the exemplary model for University/ Industry interaction.

2010

Professor Peter Roberts
AWE
For his leadership in the design, physics and safety of nuclear weapons.

2009

Professor Sir Peter Knight
Imperial College London
For his outstanding contributions to Physics in the UK and globally through both his scholarship as a pre-eminent Atomic and Molecular Optics theoretician and as a charismatic and effective leader of research and research organisations.

2008

Professor William George Stirling
European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France, and University of Liverpool
For his outstanding leadership in managing and taking forward a world-leading laboratory, and for his innovative work in neutron and X-ray scattering science.

2007

Colin Carlile
The Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble
For his contributions to neutron science, in particular through his leadership of the Institut Laue-Langevin.

2006

Andrew Dawson Taylor
CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
For his contributions to neutron scattering physics through his leadership as director of the ISIS facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and in the realisation of the second target station at ISIS.

2005

Peter Williams
The Engineering and Technology Board
For his outstanding contributions to physics-based industry through his leadership of world-class companies such as Oxford Instruments and through his work with Government, the Research Councils and professional bodies.

2004

Ian M Ward

2003

Terence John Quinn

2002

George Ernest Kalmus

2001

Colin Edward Webb

2000

Alexander Boksenberg

1999

Christopher Llewellyn Smith

1998

Cyril Hilsum

1997

Alexander Donnachie

1996

Edgar William John Mitchell

1995

John Leslie Beeby

1994

Paul Randall Williams

1993

Ian Butterworth

1992

Keith Boddy

1991

Francis Graham-Smith

1990

John Theodore Houghton

1989

Rendel Sebastian Pease

1988

Derek H Roberts

1987

Brian Hilton Flowers

1986

Geoffrey Manning

1985

John Currie Gunn

1984

Peter Eugene Trier

1983

Alan Frank Gibson