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The Amalendu Dev Memorial Prize

Commencing in 2009, from the bequest of Dr Sukhendu Dev in memory of Dr Amalendu Dev, a "Amalendu Dev Memorial Prize in Physics" will be awarded for the "best research review by a Part II physics undergraduate who will graduate from Cambridge University in that particular year. The prize will be in the form of book vouchers.


"Dr Amalendu Dev obtained a B.Sc. in Physics with Honours from the St. Xavier's College, Calcutta University, and a Masters degree in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, before going to the UK with a British Council scholarship and a studentship from Strathclyde University (formerly the Royal College of Science & Technology), Glasgow, Scotland. His Ph.D. thesis was on "Electronic Structure of Some Titanium and Magnesium Alloys Studied by Soft X-Ray and Photoelectron Emission."

Amalendu Dev Memorial Prize : list of prize winners

The 2009 Amalendu Dev Prize awarded to Hannah Price of Queens' College for her research review entitled "Bosons in Flatland: The Physics of Two-Dimensional Bose Fluids".

The 2010 Amalendu Dev Prize awarded to Linus Schumacher of St John's College for his research review entitled "The Histone Code".

The 2011 Amalendu Dev Prize awarded to Kee-Hoon Kang of St Catharine's College for his research review entitled "Spin transport in organic semiconductors".

The 2012 Amalendu Dev Prize awarded to Adam Halski of Trinity College for his research review entitled "Phase-slip centres and resistance of superconducting wires".

The 2013 Amalendu Dev Prize awarded to Ognjen Ivkovic of Trinity College for his research review entitled "Band Tail".

The 2014 Amalendu Dev Prize awarded to Jedrzej Wieteska of Trinity Hall College for his research review entitled "Type II Superconductivity" and Christopher Parmee of Robinson College for his research review entitled "Surface properties of Samarium Hexaboride".

The 2015 Amalendu Dev Prize awarded to Edward Ayres of Corpus Christi College for his research review entitled "Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics" and Kshitij Sabnis of Trinity College for his research review entitled "Onsager’s theory of the (second) Wien effect applied to emergent quasiparticles".

The 2016  Amalendu Dev Prize awarded to Attila Szabo of Trinity College for his research review entitled "Josephson Effect and its application".