Professor John Ellis CBE FRS has been invited to deliver the Bakerian Lecture in 2015, ‘for his ground breaking contributions in the physics of the Higgs boson and his attempts at unifying the fundamental forces of nature through his work at the LHC.’
The Bakerian Lecture is delivered annually at the Royal Society in London and is accompanied by a medal and a gift of £1,000.
The lectureship was established through a bequest by Henry Baker FRS of £100 for an oration or discourse, ‘on such part of natural history or experimental philosophy, at such time and in such manner as the President and Council of the Society for the time being shall please to order and appoint’. The lecture series began in 1775.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Awards Committee.
The award is open to citizens of a Commonwealth country or of the Irish Republic or those who have been ordinarily resident and working in a Commonwealth country or in the Irish Republic for a minimum of three years immediately prior to being proposed.
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