Congratulations to our chairman Sir Peter Williams who has been made an Honorary Fellow of the IOP for his outstanding contribution to business in physics-based technology commercialisation and to the field of physics education, and for his considerable services to the IOP. Sir Peter Williams has been chairman of Kromek Group plc since 2015, where his combination of scientific knowledge and boardroom experience makes him equally comfortable talking to people in R&D and fellow directors.
He has authored important reports on science education at school and university level and has held senior posts at the Engineering and Technology Board, the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council and the National Physical Laboratory. He has also been Master of St Catherine’s College, Oxford and Chancellor of the University of Leicester, and was IOP President in 2000–02. In 2005 he received the IOP’s Glazebrook Medal and Prize for outstanding contributions to leadership in a physics context.
What is the IOP
The Institute of Physics (IOP) is a leading scientific membership society working to advance physics for the benefit of all. They have a worldwide membership from enthusiastic amateurs to those at the top of their fields in academia, business, education and government. Their purpose is to gather, inspire, guide, represent and celebrate all who share a passion for physics. And, in their role as a charity, they ensure that physics delivers on its exceptional potential to benefit society. Alongside professional support for its members, they engage with policymakers and the public to increase awareness and understanding of the value that physics holds for all of us.