Carla Andreani receives the Giuseppe Occhialini award

21 October 2016

The 2016 Giuseppe Occhialini Medal and Prize has been awarded to Professor Carla Andreani by the IOP and the Italian Physical Society (SIF).

Carla Andreani receives the Giuseppe Occhialini award
Italian Physical Society

Andreani, who is Full Professor of Physics in Condensed Matter at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, receives the award for “her outstanding contributions to novel experimental techniques and methods in neutron spectroscopy and her tireless commitment to fostering the British–Italian collaboration in neutron science”.

She is deputy director of the NAST Centre for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology & Innovative Instrumentation at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and is a member of the ISIS Neutron Facility Access Panel, having been a postdoc and a visiting scientist at the ISIS facility earlier in her career.

The announcement that Andreani was to receive the award was made at the 102nd annual congress of the SIF by its president, Professor Luisa Cifarelli and the IOP’s associate director for programmes, performance and policy, Philip Diamond. The silver medal and prize of €3,000 will be presented to her at the IOP’s annual Awards Dinner on 29 November.

The prize, which was instituted in 2007, is conferred jointly by the two societies for distinguished work carried out within the 10 years preceding the award. It is conferred in even-dated years on a physicist who works in Italy and in odd-dated years on a physicist who works in the UK or Ireland.