CTAMOP academic Dermot Green awarded 2019 Institute of Physics David Bates Prize.

Last updated November 4, 2020 by Andrew Brown

The Bates Prize is awarded biennially to an early-career researcher (within the first 12 years of a research career) for outstanding research in quantum, atomic and molecular, or plasma physics. Dermot was awarded the prize for his development of many-body-theory and computational approaches for low-energy positron scattering and annihilation in atoms. The prize included a plaque of David Bates, which was presented to Dermot by Prof Ed Hinds FRS at the 2019 International Conference in Quantum, Atomic and Molecular Physics (QuAMP), where Dermot gave the invited Bates prize talk. Full details can be found on the IOP webpage.

Sir David Bates FRS  was a pioneer of atomic and molecular physics. He spent much of his career at Queens, and under his leadership the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics grew into a leading international centre for theoretical atomic physics. It is great that Dermot brings the prize “home” to Queens.

Congratulations Dermot on yet another outstanding achievement.

Dr Green accepts his prize.


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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