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Em P John Dainton MA (Oxon) DPhil (Oxon) CPhys FInstP FRSA FRS

Sir James Chadwick Professor of Physics (Emeritus) Physics


    Personal Statement

    I am a physicist committed to my subject and to the development of my profession in the best interests of the progress of humanity
    All of science, and especially physics, underpins modern everyday life, from the cultural enrichment of conceptually transforming discoveries to the development of new technologies which sustain and improve the everyday quality of our lives. Physicists in Liverpool, myself included, are driven by a deep interest to understand how the Universe works. Like all scientists, physicists contributions to society are greatest when their commitment and innovation are uninhibited by misplaced and wasteful bureaucracy which are based on ill-defined metrics often mistakenly believed to be measures of "efficiency" and "accountability".

    Prizes or Honours

    • Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, 2003)
    • Fellow of Liverpool Medical Institution (Liverpool Medical Institution, 2003)
    • Fellow of the Royal Society (The Royal Society of London, 2002)
    • Max Born Medal and Prize (UK Institute of Physics and the German Physical Society, 1999)
    • Fellowship of the Institute of Physics (UK Institute of Physics, 1985)
    • Chartered Physicist (UK Institute of Physics, 1985)
    • Liveryman of the Goldsmiths' Company and Freeman of the City of London (Goldsmiths' Company and the City of London, 1983)

    Funded Fellowships

    • Humboldt Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2003)
    • Senior Fellowship (Science and Engineering Research Council, 1992)