The University of Manchester is celebrating three award winners in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the annual Institute of Physics awards.
The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics, and the leading body for practising physicists, in the UK and Ireland.
Its annual awards proudly reflect the wide variety of people, places, organisations and achievements that make physics such an exciting discipline.
The IOP awards celebrate physicists at every stage of their career; from those just starting out through to physicists at the peak of their careers, and those with a distinguished career behind them.
Professor Mark Lancaster received the James Chadwick Medal and Prize for distinguished, precise measurements in particle physics, particularly of the W boson mass and the muon’s anomalous magnetic moment.
Dr Rebecca Bowler received the Henry Moseley Medal and Prize for exceptional contributions to the observational study of the first galaxies in the universe, where she has provided the benchmark for future studies with new facilities.
Rebecca will join The University of Manchester in January as an STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow from The University of Oxford.
Recent events have underlined the absolute necessity to encourage and reward our scientists and those who teach and encourage future generations. We rely on their dedication and innovation to improve many aspects of the lives of individuals and of our wider society.
Phillip Clarke also won a 2021 Technician Award for his outstanding contribution to provision of world-class radio astronomy instrumentation at Jodrell Bank Observatory and the e-MERLIN National Facility for use by UK and international astronomers.
Congratulating this year’s Award winners, Institute of Physics President, Professor Sheila Rowan, said: "On behalf of the Institute of Physics, I warmly congratulate all of this year’s Award winners.
"Each and every one of them has made a significant and positive impact in their profession, whether as a researcher, teacher, industrialist, technician or apprentice.
"Recent events have underlined the absolute necessity to encourage and reward our scientists and those who teach and encourage future generations. We rely on their dedication and innovation to improve many aspects of the lives of individuals and of our wider society."