Wayne Holland (UK ATC) Awarded 2018 Jackson-Gwilt Medal in Astronomy
23 Jan 2018






Wayne Holland (UKATC) has been awarded the 2018 Jackson-Gwilt Medal in Astronomy for his great contributions to the evolution of submillimetre astronomy from the era of single-pixel instruments to large-format imagers, and in particular in his leadership of SCUBA-2.

From 2000 until 2013 Professor Holland was the lead scientist for the £15million SCUBA-2 camera on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawaii, having pioneered the development of the bolometric detectors used on previous instruments.

Professor Holland said “I’d like to dedicate this award to the skill and dedication of the international team of scientists and engineers that made this pioneering instrument happen.”

Contact: Loney, Harry (STFC,ROE,COMMS)