Edward Hinds

Professor Edward Allen Hinds

Born (1949-09-08) September 8, 1949 (age 74)
Alma materJesus College, Oxford
Known forcold matter (physics)
AwardsHumboldt Prize (1998)
FRS (2004)
Rumford Medal (2008)
Thomson Medal (2008)
Bakerian Medal (2019)
Scientific career
InstitutionsColumbia University
Yale University
SCOAP, University of Sussex
Imperial College London

Edward Allen Hinds FInstP FAPS FRS (born 8 Sept 1949) is a British physicist noted for his work with cold matter.

He was educated at Dame Allan's School in Newcastle before being offered a place at Jesus College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1968. 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 at Sussex University.

He is currently (2014) a Royal Society Research Professor and director of the Centre for Cold Matter at Imperial College London, where his research is concentrated on fundamental problems in physics and on new methods for producing and manipulating cold atoms and molecules.

Honours and awards

Source: Imperial College

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