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Physics professor wins prestigious award for scientific excellence

25 October 2010

Jeremy O'Brien, Professorial Research Fellow in Physics and Electrical Engineering, has been named joint winner for the Daiwa Adrian Prize.

Daiwa Adrian Prizes are awarded by The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation on a triennial basis in recognition of significant scientific collaboration between British and Japanese research teams.

Prof O’Brien shared a prize of £10,000 with joint winner Professor Shigeki Takeuchi of Hokkaido University and Osaka University, for their work in the field of photonic quantum information science and technology.  The category in which they were recognised was for the development of new technologies based on harnessing quantum mechanics – the fundamental physics theory governing behaviour at the microscopic scale.


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