Edward Hinds

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Professor Edward Hinds
Born 1949 (1949)
Residence UK
Fields Physics
Institutions Columbia University
Yale University
SCOAP, University of Sussex
Imperial College London
Alma mater Jesus College, Oxford
Notable awards The Humboldt Prize (1998)
Rumford Medal (2008)
Thompson Medal (2008)

Edward Hinds FIOP FAPS FRS (born 1949)[1] is a British physicist noted for his work with cold matter. He was educated at Dame Allan's Boy's School in Newcastle[2] before being offered a place at Jesus College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1968.[3] He obtained both an undergraduate degree and a doctorate before moving to the United States to teach at Columbia University. He served as Professor of Physics at Yale University before returning to the United Kingdom in 1994 to start the Sussex Centre for Optical and Atomic Physics.[4] In 1994 he was made a Fellow of the American Physical Society, in 1996 a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and in 1998 received The Humboldt Prize.[5] In 2008 he was awarded both the Thompson Medal and the Rumford Medal, the latter for 'his extensive and highly innovative work in ultra-cold matter'.[6]


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  6. ^ "The Rumford Medal (1800)". Royal Society. Retrieved 2009-01-25.