2014 Prizes

NUTRITION

Prof. G.D. Farquhar
£40,000
Dr. R. Richards £40,000
For pioneering the understanding of isotope discrimination in plants and its application to breed wheat varieties that use water more efficiently.

OPTOELECTRONICS

Prof. A.R. Adams £15,000
Prof. E.P. O'Reilly £15,000
Dr. G.C. Osbourn £15,000
Prof. E. Yablonovitch £15,000

For their pioneering work on strained-layer laser structures.

Prof. L. Hollberg £15,000
Dr. S. Knappe £15,000
Dr. J.E. Kitching £15,000
For the conception and realisation of the atomic clock on a chip.

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PRIZEGIVING 10 FEBRUARY 2014

Held at the Royal College of Physicians, Regents Park, London

 

 

An introduction was given by Lord Selborne, GBE, FRS, Chairman of the Trustees who thanked all the prizewinners for their excellent work and introduced The Rt Hon The Lord Waldegrave of North Hill PC, Minister for Science 1992-4, who would be presenting the prizes.

   

Professor Simon Bright read the citation for the first Nutrition prize

   

 

Professor G D Farquhar and Dr R Richards were both awarded £40,000 for pioneering the understanding of isotope discrimination in plants and its application to breed wheat varieties that use water more efficiently.

   

 

Professor G D Farquhar gave a presentation on their work

 
   
 

 

 

Professor Gareth Parry FREng read the citation for the second prize 

   

 

 

 

Professor A R Adams, Professor E P O'Reilly, Dr G C Osbourn, and Professor E Yablonovitch were each awarded £15,000 for their pioneering work on strained-layer laser structures.

 
   

Professor A R Adams summarized their work in a presentation

   

 

 

Professor Ian Shanks, OBE, FRS, FREng, FRSE read the third citation

   

 

 

 

Professor L Hollberg,  Dr S Knappe and Dr J E Kitching were each awarded £15,000 for the conception and realisation of the atomic clock on a chip

   

Dr J E Kitching presented their work to realize the atomic clock on a chip

   

 

 

Lord Waldegrave gave a short concluding speech highlighting the importance of applied science and thanked the prizewinners for their significant contributions to the areas of nutrition and optoelectronics.

   
The auditorium  
   
 Guests mingling before the prizegiving