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Neutrino scientist awarded particle physics prize

Dr Jeff Hartnell

Sussex physicist Dr Jeff Hartnell has been awarded a prize by the Institute of Physics “for his contributions to neutrino physics”.

Dr Hartnell - who is currently in the USA helping to set up the largest-ever experiment in neutrinos to be built there – is the 2013 winner of the High Energy Particle Physics (HEPP) Group prize.

The prize is awarded annually by the HEPP Group, a subject group in the Nuclear and Particle Physics Division of the IOP, to a researcher in the UK who has made an outstanding contribution to their field of study early in their career (within 12 years of being awarded their first degree).

He will receive £500 and a certificate.

Dr Antonella De Santo leads the Experimental Particle Physics group at Sussex and nominated Dr Hartnell for the prize. Dr De Santo said: "When the call came out to nominate early-career researchers for the IOP HEPP prize this year, in my mind Jeff was immediately the obvious candidate from our group. I'm ever so pleased that he came out the winner, he certainly deserves it!

“This is a very successful time for the entire Sussex Experimental Particle Physics group, and it's just great to be celebrating Jeff's achievements today."

Dr Hartnell graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2001 with an MSci in Physics. His tutor there was Professor Peter Coles, current Head of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Sussex. He then completed his DPhil at Oxford.

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Posted on behalf of: Physics and Astronomy
Last updated: Friday, 19 April 2013