- Michael Berry (physicist)
Michael Berry Born 14 March 1941
Institutions University of Bristol Alma mater University of Exeter
University of St. Andrews
Doctoral advisor Robert B. Dingle
He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1982 and knighted in 1996. From 2006 he has been Editor of the journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society.
He is famous among other things for the Berry phase, a phenomenon observed e.g. in quantum mechanics and optics. He specialises in semiclassical physics (asymptotic physics, quantum chaos), applied to wave phenomena in quantum mechanics and other areas such as optics.
Berry has a BSc in physics from the University of Exeter and a PhD from the University of St. Andrews. Since then, he has spent his whole career at the University of Bristol: Research Fellow, 1965-7; Lecturer, 1967–74; Reader, 1974–78; Professor of Physics, 1978–88; Royal Society Research Professor since 1988.
Michael Berry has achieved the following prizes and awards:
- Maxwell Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics, 1978
- Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London, 1982
- Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, 1983
- Elected Fellow of the Royal Institution, 1983
- Elected Member of the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden, 1986
- Bakerian Lecturer, Royal Society, 1987
- Elected member of the European Academy, 1989
- Dirac Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics, 1990
- Lilienfeld Prize, American Physical Society, 1990
- Royal Medal, Royal Society, 1990
- Naylor Prize and Lectureship in Applied Mathematics, London Mathematical Society, 1992
- Foreign Member: US National Academy of Science, 1995
- Dirac Medal, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 1996
- Kapitsa Medal, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1997
- Wolf Prize for Physics, Wolf Foundation, Israel, 1998
- Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics, 1999
- Foreign Member: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2000
- Ig Nobel Prize for Physics, 2000 (shared with Andre Geim for "The Physics of Flying Frogs")
- Onsager Medal, Norwegian Technical University, 2001
- 1st and 3rd prizes, Visions of Science, Novartis/Daily Telegraph, 2002
- Elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh 2005
- Pólya Prize, London Mathematical Society 2005
- Doctor of Science, honoris causa, University of Glasgow 2007
- Diffraction of Light by Ultrasound, 1966
- Principles of Cosmology and Gravitation, 1976
- About 395 research papers, book reviews, etc., on physics 
- ^ Michael Berry (physicist) at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
- ^ "Academic History of Professor Sir Michael Berry". University of Bristol. http://www.phy.bris.ac.uk/people/berry_mv/academic.html. Retrieved 2009-07-22.
- ^ "Professor Sir Michael Berry: Prizes and Awards". University of Bristol, UK. http://www.phy.bris.ac.uk/people/berry_mv/prizes.html. Retrieved March 13, 2011.
- ^ "Professor Sir Michael Berry: Publications". University of Bristol, UK. http://www.phy.bris.ac.uk/people/berry_mv/publications.html. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
Wolf Prize in Physics laureates Agriculture · Arts · Chemistry · Mathematics · Medicine · Physics 1970s 1980sMichael Fisher / Leo Kadanoff / Kenneth G. Wilson (1980) · Freeman Dyson / Gerardus 't Hooft / Victor Weisskopf (1981) · Leon M. Lederman / Martin Lewis Perl (1982) · Erwin Hahn / Peter Hirsch / Theodore Maiman (1983–84) · Conyers Herring / Philippe Nozières (1984–85) · Mitchell Feigenbaum / Albert J. Libchaber (1986) · Herbert Friedman / Bruno Rossi / Riccardo Giacconi (1987) · Roger Penrose / Stephen Hawking (1988) 1990s 2000s 2010s Book:Wolf Prize in Physics · Category:Wolf Prize in Physics laureates · Portal:Physics
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