David Pines, distinguished professor of physics at UC Davis and co-director of the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, has been awarded the 2009 John Bardeen Prize for Superconductivity Theory. The award was presented Sept. 9 at the 9th International Conference on Materials and Mechanisms in Superconductivity in Tokyo, Japan.
The John Bardeen Prize recognizes theoretical work that has provided significant insights on the nature of superconductivity. It is awarded every three years by the international superconductivity research community. Pines began his scientific career as a postdoc with Bardeen, who was awarded the 1972 Nobel Prize for Physics with Leon Cooper and Robert Schrieffer for their work on the theory of superconductivity.
In June this year, Pines received an honorary doctorate from St. Andrews University, Scotland for his contributions to theoretical
physics and international science.