2015 Kelvin Medal awarded to Professor Chris Lintott

05 July 2015

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Professor Chris Lintott, Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford, and former Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Computational Cosmology, has been awarded the Institute of Physics Kelvin Medal 2015.

The award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to public engagement within physics. Professor Lintott - as well as co-presenting the BBC’s long-running The Sky at Night programme, and a number of BBC Newsnight episodes - is the co-founder and principal investigator of the Zooniverse project, the world’s most successful and significant platform for citizen science - which currently has over a million registered volunteer contributors.

Previous winners of the award include author Dr Simon Singh, cosmologist Professor John D Barrow, and physicist and television personality Professor Brian Cox.