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Academic wins science award

Prof wins prize for breakthrough work in nuclear physics

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A professor from the University has won a prestigious physics prize.

Prof Jon Billowes, from the School of Physics and Astronomy, won the 2012 Nuclear and Particle Physics Division Prize from the Institute of Physics.

The international charity awarded him the accolade for important recent advances in research or development, on a specific topic relevant to physics.

Specifically, for his work in experimental nuclear physics, particularly regarding breakthroughs in laser spectroscopy .

Professor Billowes receives a certificate, together with a cheque for £500 and will be invited to give a talk at a future conference.

Prof Billowes was also recognised for his leading role in the development of the University’s nuclear energy and medicine research centre the Dalton Nuclear Institute.