Early career researcher nominations sought for 2017 Bates Prize

Nominations are invited from early career researchers for the 2017 Bates Prize. The Bates Prize is awarded in odd years to commemorate Sir David Bates FRS and his pioneering studies of atomic and molecular processes and their role in atmospheric science, plasma physics and astronomy.

Dr Janet Anders from the University of Exeter won the 2015 prize for her pioneering contributions to quantum information theory and its application to quantum thermodynamics. The Bates Prize shall be awarded to an early career researcher for outstanding research, published within the previous five years on a topic relevant to the below groups;

• Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Quantum Control
• Atomic and Molecular Interactions
• Molecular Physics
• Quantum Electronics and Photonics
• Plasma Physics

The prize is a cheque for £500, accompanied by a certificate. There is a plaque which the recipient holds for two years. The recipient is expected to also give the Bates Prize Talk at the QuAMP conference which will be held in Glasgow at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel, from 4-7 September 2017.

Find out more, including eligibility and how to apply.


[Image Credit: Main, Adam Bates; Inset, University of Exeter]