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King's Physicist appointed Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics

Professor John Ellis, Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics at King’s, has been appointed an honorary fellow of the Institute of Physics (IoP).

John Ellis 2020

An Honorary Fellowship is the highest accolade presented by the Institute of Physics to reflect an individual’s exceptional services to physics. The Honorary Fellows have contributed to the advancement of physics through a range of means and serve as ambassadors for physics, physicists and the IoP.

Professor Ellis is awarded the fellowship for his “outstanding work in theoretical particle physics and cosmology, his encouragement and support of countries across the world to work with CERN and his outreach work inspiring the public.”

Professor Peter Main, Head of the Department of Physics at King’s, welcomed the award.

John Ellis has been a towering presence in international particle physics for many decades and remains at the forefront of the discipline. His excellence in research is matched by his outreach work, taking physics to young people around the globe. A thoroughly deserved honour.– Professor Peter Main

Awarded the Maxwell Medal in 1982 and the Paul Dirac Prize in 2005 by the IoP, John Ellis was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1985 and of the Institute of Physics in 1991, is an Honorary Fellow of King's College Cambridge and of King's College London, was appointed CBE in 2012, delivered the Royal Society Bakerian Prize Lecture in 2015.

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John Ellis

John Ellis

Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics

Peter Main

Peter Main

Head of Department of Physics