Brian Corbett – Physics Prize

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Brian Corbett from Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork (UCC) has been awarded the 2021 Institute of Physics Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize

Brian Corbett, a world-leading researcher from Tyndall National Institute and IPIC, the SFI Research Centre for Photonics, has been awarded the 2021 Institute of Physics Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize.

The gold medal has been awarded for his identification and creation of breakthrough innovative photonic device technology solutions that have driven the development and growth of several startups, and major innovations by multinational companies.

On awarding the prize, the Institute of Physics (IOP) said: “Brian Corbett has raised visibility of Ireland’s high impact technology ability significantly on the world stage. He is an outstanding recipient for the Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize.”

The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics, and the leading body for practising physicists, in the UK and Ireland. Its annual awards proudly celebrate physicists at every stage of their career and reflect the wide variety of people, places, organisations and achievements that make physics such an exciting discipline.

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