Dirac Medal awarded to Mike Cates
The UK's Institute of Physics (IoP) has announced that the Dirac Medal for 2009 has been won by Prof Mike Cates, 'for pioneering work in the theoretical physics of soft materials, particularly in relation to their flow behaviour'. The Dirac medal, which marks outstanding contributions to theoretical physics, is one of four gold medals awarded annually by the IoP. The formal presentation will be made in London in October. Remarkably, this is the second major award this year for Mike, who in April received a gold medal from the British Society of Rheology.