NPRL Holds Breath on Eve of Nobel Announcement: No pressure then for our Leigh Canham!
Monday 8 October 2012
The Nobel Prize in Physics is announced tomorrow. Since Thomson Reuter's annual selection of "Citation Laureates" a few weeks ago our outstanding Honorary Professor Leigh Canham has been placed publicly in the frame, on account of his famous discovery of light emission from nanostructured silicon in 1990. Leigh was made an Honorary Professor in the Nanoscale Physics Research Lab as long ago as 1999 and Leigh's company PSiMedica is located in nearby Malvern. NPRL Head Richard Palmer comments 'I feel like a child on Christmas Eve wondering exactly what will happen the next day! But whatever happens this year we should not forget what Thomson Reuters actually say - "By virtue of their scientific achievements and the acclaim of their peers as measured by citations, these researchers have shown themselves to be 'of Nobel class'." Well done Leigh! See here also.