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Professor Peter Norreys recognised by the American Nuclear Society

Oxford University’s Professor Peter Norreys, a key member of the AWAKE-UK collaboration, has been awarded the American Nuclear Society’s Edward Teller Medal Award.


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Professor Peter Norreys


The prestigious award recognises pioneering research and leadership in the use of high-intensity drivers to produce unique high-density matter for scientific research and to conduct investigations of inertial fusion. The Edward Teller Medal Award is bestowed every two years and Professor Norreys is only the second Briton working in a UK-based laboratory to have won the prize.


I am thrilled to receive the medal and award, and am blessed to be considered worthy of the recognition alongside previous winners, by the American Nuclear Society. It is a huge honour to be in their eminent company, especially with the association of the great man Edward Teller himself.”

The award recognises Professor Norreys’ work in use of high-intensity lasers for producing unique electron, ion and x-ray beams for scientific applications in fast ignition fusion, advanced accelerators and probing of plasmas. He comments: “I am thrilled to receive the medal and award, and am blessed to be considered worthy of the recognition alongside previous winners, by the American Nuclear Society. It is a huge honour to be in their eminent company, especially with the association of the great man Edward Teller himself.”


Professor Norreys will receive the award later this month in Denver Colorado at the American Nuclear Society’s International Conference on Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications (IFSA).

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