George Efstathiou wins physics prize

George Efstathiou

King's Fellow and cosmologist Professor George Efstathiou has been awarded the 2013 Nemitsas Prize, which this year recognised research in the field of Physics.

The prize is given by the Cyprus-based Nemitsas Foundation to living Cypriot scientists for inventions, discoveries or improvements that benefit both Cyprus and the whole world.

The prize citation reads: "Professor George Efstathiou is known for his pioneering use of computer simulations of structure formation in the universe, for surveys of large-scale structure in the Universe, and for theoretical and observational investigations of the cosmic background radiation, including leadership roles in the Planck satellite.

"Efstathiou's seminal advances have shaped our understanding of the Universe and have strongly contributed to the standard model of cosmology."

The press announcement was made today in Nicosia and the The Award Ceremony in Physics will be held in the new hall of the Presidential Palace on Thursday 10 October. The Prize will be awarded by the President of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Anastasiades.

The award includes a certificate, gold medal and monetary award of 50,000 Euros. For further information see the Nemitsas Foundation website.

4 October 2013