Swansea University physicist awarded a prestigious honour by the Institute of Physics


A Swansea University physicist has been awarded a prestigious honour by the Institute of Physics for his leadership over thirty years in the field of antimatter science.

Professor Mike Charlton, an experimental atomic physicist, has received the Sir Joseph Thomson Medal, which is bestowed for “distinguished contributions to atomic or molecular physics.”

Joseph Thomson (1856-1940) was a British scientist who discovered the electron, pioneered mass spectroscopy and found the first evidence for the existence of isotopes of a stable element.

The medal was awarded to Professor Charlton by the Institute of Physics (IOP), the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland.

Find out more about Professor Mike Charlton and his work on antimatter.

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