Prof Alexander Schekochihin awarded the 2019 Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal

4 July 2019

Professor Alexander Schekochihin has been awarded the Institute of Physics 2019 Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal and Prize for elucidating the dynamics that regulate the properties of turbulent, magnetised laboratory and astrophysical plasmas.

On learning of this achievement Alexander said “The greatest privilege in an academic career is that one is free to think about interesting things and there are many clever and curious people around with whom one can discuss these things. With surprising regularity, something intellectually worthwhile emerges from these conversations. To the extent that this award recognises that something worthwhile did emerge, I owe it to the clever and curious people with whom it has been my good fortune to cross paths in the world of academe.”

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