William Vinen#


William Vinen
Email:w.f.vinen 'at' bham.ac.uk
Membership Number:569
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:wvinen
Elected:1989
Homepage: http://www.cm.ph.bham.ac.uk/group/whoswho/vinen/vinen.html




Present and Previous Positions
  • since 1973 Emeritus Professor, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
  • 1973-1997 Poynting Professor of Physics, University of Birmingham
  • 1962-1973 Professor of Physics, University of Birmingham
  • 1958-1962 University Demonstrator and Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge
  • 1955-1958 Research Fellow, Clare College, Cambridge
  • 1956 PhD, University of Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Experimental and theoretical studies of superfluidity, superconductivity, fluid dynamics, and the properties of two-dimensional systems
  • Behaviour of vortex lines in liquid helium and of quantized flux lines in type II superconductors
  • Superfluid phase transition in liquid helium by light scattering and very high resolution spectroscopy
  • Two-dimensional systems of electrons and ions
  • Classical and quantum turbulence

Honours and Awards
  • 2008 Honorary Doctorate, Charles University, Prague
  • 2005 Guthrie Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics
  • 2003 Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • 1980 Rumford Medal, Royal Society
  • 1978 Holweck Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics & The French Physical Society
  • 1973 Fellowship of the Royal Society
  • 1963 Simon Memorial Prize, Institute of Physics


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