Posted on 13/06/2012
The European Physical Society (EPS) Condensed Matter Division Europhysic Prize is one of Europe’s most prestigious prizes in the field of condensed matter physics. It is awarded every two years for a recent work by one or more individuals in the area of physics of condensed matter, specifically work leading to advances in the fields of electronic, electrical and materials engineering which, in the opinion of the Society's selection committee, represents scientific excellence.
The EPS has recently announced that the 2012 CMD Europhysics Prize has been awarded to Steven Bramwell (LCN), (RHUL), Santiago Grigera (St Andrews), Roderich Moessner (Max Planck Institution), Shivaji Sondhi (Princeton University) and Alan Tennant (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin) for the prediction and experimental observation of magnetic monopoles in spin ice (long citation).
The prize will be presented at the forthcoming 24th EPS CMD General Conference in Edinburgh on 3-7 September 2012.