Winner of the 2012 Tyndall Medal announced

Judge Marko Bošnjak

Dr Carl Hopkins, Reader and Head of the Acoustics Research Unit in the School of Architecture, will be awarded the prestigious Tyndall Medal in 2012.

The award, made by the Institute of Acoustics , is for his outstanding contributions to acoustics. Dr Hopkins is engaged in research on the transmission of sound and vibration in built-up structures and has published a monograph on sound insulation.

The Tyndall Medal is awarded biennially to a citizen of the UK for achievement and services in the field of acoustics. John Tyndall (1820-1893) preceded Lord Rayleigh as the Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Royal Institute and investigated the acoustic properties of the atmosphere. Tyndall was a distinguished experimental physicist, as well as one of the world’s most brilliant scientific lecturers.

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