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2009 IOP Superconductivity Prize

2009 IOP Superconductivity Prize

December 16, 2009:  It has been announced today at the CMPP Conference that Professor Nigel Hussey from the Physics Department at Bristol University is this year’s winner of the IOP Superconductivity Group Prize1.

Professor Hussey was considered by the Group’s Committee, alongside a range of other strong contenders for the prize, to have made a very significant contribution to advances in superconductivity.

Highlights of Professor Hussey’s recent work include the discovery of field-induced superconductivity in one-dimensional metals, the discovery of extended criticality in the electrical resistivity of high-Tc cuprates, and observation of generic quantum oscillations in high temperature superconductors.

Professor David Cardwell, Chair of the IOP Superconductivity Group, said “This award is based on a particularly outstanding contribution by Professor Hussey to superconductivity over the past 12 months, following many years of sustained excellence in the field. I am delighted that the award has gone to such a deserving recipient.”

The Prize is awarded to a scientist working in the UK who has made a significant contribution in the field of superconductivity in the last few years – with particular emphasis given to recent work.

The prize consists of £250, a plaque and an invitation to give a prize lecture at a group meeting.

1The Superconductivity Group founded in 1997 has members encompassing a wide range of interests and disciplines. It runs a number of specialist meetings a year, is responsible for the Superconductivity symposia at the annual Condensed Matter and Material Physics (CMMP) Conference and has an annual meeting at which all sectors of the community are represented. It also offers a number of bursaries each year to enable UK based students to attend Superconductivity conferences.