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ISOLDE physicists win Young Scientist prize

Young Scientist Prize, granted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics awarded to researchers for work at CERN’s ISOLDE


ISOLDE physicists win Young Scientist prize

The judges and winners of the IUPAP 2016 prize for Young Scientists prize (Image: INPC2016)

Today, at the INPC2016 conference for nuclear physics in Adelaide, Australia, two researchers were awarded the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Young Scientist Prize. Two of the three winners were awarded the prize for research either conducted at ISOLDE or closely linked to research and using data from the facility.

Dr Kara Marie Lynch, a CERN research fellow, was awarded the prize for her research using sensitive laser spectroscopy measurements.

“I’m delighted to have won this award for the work that I'm involved in at the CRIS experiment. It would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of my PhD supervisor, Kieran Flanagan, and the enthusiasm and dedication of the CRIS collaboration. ISOLDE provides an inspirational place to carry out your research, and I feel very lucky to work there,” she exclaims.

The second of the three awards went to Andreas Ekström, Chalmers University in Gothenburg, whose PhD thesis was based on research from ISOLDE.

He says: “Since 2010 I have shifted the focus of my research from 

ISOLDE experiments to theoretical nuclear physics. However, my current work is of course highly relevant for nuclear physics experiments. In particular for low-energy nuclear physics studies, such as those carried out at ISOLDE.”

"It is an honor to receive this prize. It is an international recognition and it means that the work that my colleagues and I do will have even further impact.” he says.