Department of Physics and Astronomy

Honorable mention: Henry N. Chapman and Stefano Moretti Named New Honorary Doctors in Physics


Two new honorary doctors connected to the Department of Pysics and Astronomy have been named at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University. Henry Chapman, physicist/biophysicist and Stefano Moretti, particle physicist will be conferred Honorary Doctors of Philosophy.

Henry N. Chapman, born in 1967, is a Professor of Physics at Universität Hamburg, Germany. He leads a division at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science at DESY, Hamburg, where algorithms, instruments and methods for X-ray imaging are developed in cooperation with leading materials researchers and structural biologists. Together with researchers from Uppsala University, Chapman has conducted innovative experiments where complex biological molecules have been depicted with ultrafast and extremely intensive X-ray pulses from the free-electron laser. The collaboration has created a new interdisciplinary research domain, which gathers researchers from various disciplines, ranging from biology to chemistry and physics, to develop new methods for atomic imaging and has resulted in a large number of joint publications.

Stefano Moretti, born in 1966, is a Professor of Particle Physics Phenomenology at the University of Southampton, UK. His research concerns physics beyond the standard model, such as supersymmetry and, since 2006, he has led the NExT Institute which ties together theoretical and experimental research in particle physics, especially in connection with CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. For nearly 20 years, Professor Moretti has regularly visited Uppsala for cooperation with the faculty’s group in theoretical high-energy physics, resulting in some 30 research articles. Moretti’s participation in seminars and discussions has enriched the high-energy research at Uppsala University in a very positive manner.

The conferment will take place in the University Main Building on 26 January 2018.

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