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Major Award for Gravitational Wave Researcher Christopher Berry

Christopher Berry

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Dr. Christopher Berry, a research professor at Northwestern and lecturer at the University of Glasgow, has been named this year’s recipient of a Young Scientist Prize from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).

Dr. Berry received The IUPAP General Relativity and Gravitation Young Scientist Prize, awarded by The International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.

The IUPAP Young Scientist Prizes recognize outstanding achievements of scientists in the early stages of their career. Each prize consists of a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient, a medal and 1000 euros.

Dr. Berry’s award citation states that he was selected ‘for key contributions to gravitational-wave discoveries, mentoring and leadership to support the research community, and effective public outreach.’

Professor Nils Andersson, of the University of Southampton, president of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, said: “It is a great pleasure to congratulate Christopher on the young scientist award. The panel was truly impressed by the impact of his research and his broad range of outreach activities.”

Continue to the full story at University of Glasgow news.

Congratulations, Christopher!

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