John Dudley recognised with the IOP Presidents Medal

At the Institute of Physics’ annual Awards Dinner on 29 November 2016, IOP president, Professor Roy Sambles said he had the privilege of awarding a President’s Medal once or twice during his term of office at his own discretion.

dudley2This year Sambles has chosen Professor John Dudley of the Institut FEMTO-ST, CNRS-Université de Franche-Comté. Dudley, he said, had stood out “not so much for the physics he did but for the phenomenal effort he put into promoting worldwide public awareness of the importance of physics by initiating and driving the International Year of Light, a global year of science outreach, reaching millions of people in more than 100 countries”. It is fitting recognistion for the work he did towards IYL2015.

[Image Credits: Ibn Al-Haytham and Institute of Physics]