Carey Foster PhD prize awarded to Alec Owens

28 October, 2017

Alec Owens, postdoctoral researcher in the Controlled Molecule Imaging group, has been awarded the Carey Foster PhD Prize for outstanding postgraduate physics research in the Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Positron Physics (AMOPP) group at University College London (UCL).

His thesis, “Variational calculations of rotation-vibration spectra for small molecules of astrophysical interest”, demonstrated the current capabilities of high-accuracy theoretical molecular spectroscopy and was successfully defended in May 2017 before joining the CMI group.

The Carey Foster Prize is awarded annually by the AMOPP group and is named after George Carey Foster, Professor of Physics at UCL between 1867-1898.

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