17 August 2015

Chris Pethick awarded Feenberg Medal

The Feenberg Medal for 2015 has been awarded to Chris Pethick for his work on ultracold atomic gases, liquid helium, and dense matter in neutron stars and stellar collapse. At first sight, these systems appear very different but, in fact, they display similar phenomena and, consequently, insights obtained for one system can be used to gain insight into others. The Medal commemorates Eugene Feenberg, who was a pioneer in nuclear physics and in the development of methods for calculating properties of nuclei and quantum liquids from microscopic theory. The official award ceremony will take place in the USA in August at the 18th International Conference on Recent Progress in Many-Body Theories.