CTAMOP Prof. Philip G. Burke, CBE, FRS, MRIA awarded the 2012 Will Allis Prize

Last updated May 29, 2017 by Andrew Brown

Emeritus Professor Phil Burke, has been recently awarded the prestigious Will Allis prize from the American Physical Society “for pioneering and sustained theoretical development of R-Matrix computational methods for electron-atom and electron-molecule collisions important in modelling ionized gases and plasmas”.

Prof. Burke obtained his PhD in theoretical nuclear physics at University College London in 1956 and worked at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory Berkeley and at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment Harwell before being appointed Professor of Mathematical Physics at Queen’s University of Belfast in 1967, where he led research in theoretical atomic, molecular and optical physics.

As well as being a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the American Physical Society, the Royal Astronomical Society and the European Physical Society.

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We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

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