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Professor Sir Peter Knight has a worldwide reputation as a highly distinguished researcher in quantum optics and quantum information science. He has received this year’s President’s Medal from IOP for his leadership and championing of the value of physics and quantum technology to society, nationally and internationally.
He has given extensive service to the physics community both nationally and internationally, with significant contributions to the strategic planning, oversight and governance of physics and in particular to its technological implementation. His influence is notable in guiding strategy and policy in areas relevant to National Standards, advising the National Physical Laboratory, and in areas relevant to defence and national security, having chaired the Defence SAC at the UK Ministry of Defence.
Sir Peter has a longstanding association with NPL, which started several years ago as a member of the Royal Society oversight group and later as the first Scientific Advisor to NPL. Today, Sir Peter remains a distinguished visitor and is the Chair of the NPL Quantum Metrology Institute.
Receiving the President’s Medal is testament to Sir Peter’s extensive contributions to the field of physics and his support to several organisations like NPL on their scientific journeys throughout the years.
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19 Dec 2022