Trinity College Dublin: Joseph McCauley wins 2021 Institute Of Physics Technicians Award

Trinity’s Joseph McCauley has been awarded the 2021 Institute of Physics Technicians Award.

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 reflect the wide variety of people, places, organisations and achievements that make physics such an exciting discipline.

The IOP awards celebrate physicists at every stage of their career; from those just starting out through to physicists at the peak of their careers, and those with a distinguished career behind them.

They also recognise and celebrate companies which are successful in the application of physics and innovation, as well as employers who demonstrate their commitment and contribution to scientific and engineering apprenticeship schemes.

Joseph McCauley said:

“I am delighted to receive this award from the IoP. The planning and construction of the ILOFAR radio telescope, not to forget the subsequent observations with – and development of – the station, has made this project one of the most enjoyable of my career.

“I would take the opportunity to acknowledge the fantastic support of the ILOFAR build team, and the Trinity Estates and Facilities team, as well as the support of the School of Physics and the College generally. I would also like to thank Prof. Peter Gallagher for the opportunity to work on the project.”

Congratulating this year’s Award winners, Professor Sheila Rowan, Institute of Physics President, said:

“On behalf of the Institute of Physics, I warmly congratulate all of this year’s Award winners. Each and every one of them has made a significant and positive impact in their profession, whether as a researcher, teacher, industrialist, technician or apprentice.

“Recent events have underlined the absolute necessity to encourage and reward our scientists and those who teach and encourage future generations. We rely on their dedication and innovation to improve many aspects of the lives of individuals and of our wider society.”

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