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Durham academics honoured by Institute of Physics

Two Durham academics have won national awards for contributions to physics. Professor Brian Tanner and Professor Charles Adams have been honoured by the Institute of Physics.

Professor Tanner, Professor of Physics at Durham University, receives the 2014 Gabor Medal and Prize for distinguished work in the application of physics.

“This is excellent news for experimental physics at Durham and a tribute to all the great staff and students that have contributed so much to the success of our research over the last decade.”

– Professor Adams

Professor Adams, a member of the Joint Quantum Centre, in the Department of Physics, receives the Thomson Medal and Prize for distinguished research in atomic or molecular physics.

Durham was recently named as Europe’s leading centre for space science researchers.