Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to 2 MAEs for work to understand black holes

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to 2 MAEs for work to understand black holes



Members of Academia Europaea, Professor Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS MAE and Professor Reinhard Genzel FRS MAE are among this year’s Nobel Prize winners.


Sir Roger Penrose of the University of Oxford was awarded “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”. Professor Reinhard Genzel from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and Professor Andrea Ghez from the University of California were jointly awarded “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.”

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Three members of Academia Europaea awarded for distinction in their field

Three members of Academia Europaea awarded for distinction in their field



September has seen three members of the Academia Europaea awarded for excellence in their field. The Royal Society’s Copley Medal 2020 has been awarded to Sir Alan Fersht, the 2021 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics to Sir Martin Hairer and the 2020 Balzan Prize to Jean-Marie Tarascon.

From left to right: Sir Alan Fersht, Sir Martin Hairer and Jean-Marie Tarascon

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Professor Richard Catlow MAE wins Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Lectureship Prize

Professor Richard Catlow MAE wins Royal Society of Chemistry’s Faraday Lectureship Prize



Member of Academia Europaea, Professor Richard Catlow, of Cardiff University and University College London, has been awarded the prize for his contribution to physical chemistry.




The Royal Society of Chemistry‘s Faraday Lectureship Prize is awarded for exceptional contributions to physical or theoretical chemistry. Professor Catlow, who has held a joint professorial position between Cardiff and UCL since 2015, has been awarded “for the development and application of computational methods in conjunction with experiment as powerful and predictive tools in the physical chemistry of solids.”

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2020 Millennium Technology Prize – Call for nominations

2020 Millennium Technology Prize – Call for nominations

AE Cardiff would like to draw your attention to the call for nominations for the 2020 Millennium Technology Prize. The Millennium Technology Prize is one million euros, and is awarded every two years by Technology Academy Finland (TAF) to an individual or to a team of any nationality.

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