Dr Dermot Green awarded 2019 Institute of Physics David Bates Prize
Dr Dermot Green awarded 2019 Institute of Physics David Bates Prize.
The Bates Prize is awarded biennially to an early-career researcher (within the first 12 years of a research career) for outstanding research in quantum, atomic and molecular, or plasma physics to commemorate Sir David Bates FRS (https://independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-professor-sir-david-bates-1405919.html), a towering figure of atomic and molecular physics.
Dermot was awarded the prize most notably for his development of many-body-theory and computational approaches for low-energy positron scattering and annihilation in atoms. The prize included a commemorative plaque, which was presented to Dermot by Prof Ed Hinds FRS at the 2019 International Conference in Quantum, Atomic and Molecular Physics (QuAMP), where Dermot gave the invited Bates prize talk. Full details can be found on the IOP webpage: https://www.iop.org/activity/groups/subject/qqq/bates_prize/page_65535.html#gref
Prof Bates spent much of his career in Queens, and under his leadership the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics grew into a leading international centre for theoretical atomic physics, the legacy of which persists in the current Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. It is great that Dermot brings the prize "home" to Queens.