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  • Imaging Researchers Jacopo Bertolotti, Daniele Faccio Awarded Leverhulme Prizes
Oct 2015
LONDON, Oct. 29, 2015 — Two U.K. professors have been awarded £100,000 (about $153,000) Philip Leverhulme Prizes in recognition of their work with light-based imaging.

Dr. Jacopo Bertolotti of the University of Exeter in England was recognized for his work in light multiple scattering and imaging in turbid media. His research focuses on light wave transport and light propagation control. He has a master's degree and doctorate in physics from the University of Florence in Italy.

Daniele Faccio of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, was recognized for his work in fundamental light studies and novel imaging technologies. His work focuses on the generation and control of laser "bullets" to reach extreme and novel light-matter interaction regimes. Faccio has a doctorate in physics from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France.

Presented by the Leverhulme Trust, the prizes recognizes the achievements of U.K. researchers whose work has attracted international attention. Thirty awards are given every year across a range of academic disciplines including physics, classics, earth sciences, politics and international relations, psychology and the visual and performing arts.

The awards are named after Philip Leverhulme, the third viscount Leverhulme and grandson of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of Lever Brothers, a manufacturing company and precursor to the multinational company Unilever PLC.

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