Prof Bill Stirling awarded the IOP President's Medal

ILL former director, Bill Stirling, has just been received a prestigious scientific award: the Institute of Physics President's Medal,
"For services to physics, especially in the application of X-ray and neutron scattering, and in particular for his contributions at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility and at the Institut Laue-Langevin, the French-German-British high-flux reactor centre, both in Grenoble." He received the medal from Professor Dame Julia Higgins, the IOP President.

This rewards a lifetime dedicated to science. Bill Stirling’s research activities have ranged across magnetic structure and excitations, magnetic thin
films and multilayers, the dynamics of liquid 4He and liquid 3He, and synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering techniques. 

In parallel with his academic research he conceived, designed and supervised the construction of advanced instrumentation for neutron inelastic scattering at ILL and for
X-ray scattering at universities and ESRF (the UK-CRG, XMaS).

Our warmest congratulations, Bill! 

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