Fellow: Ireland
Elected: 2023
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Professor David Ireland
University of Glasgow
Professor David Ireland is a nuclear physicist with a special interest in studying the emergent properties of strongly interacting particles. This includes the search for “missing” nucleon resonances and exotic mesons, studying the structure of nucleons (protons and neutrons) and investigating the emergence of hadronic mass. He is particularly interested in the use of information theory, Bayesian inference and evolutionary computing to interpret experimental data. Having received a BSc and PhD from the University of Edinburgh, he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship which took him to NIKHEF in Amsterdam (Nuclear and High Energy Physics Institute for the Netherlands). He has been the Research Group Leader for the Nuclear Physics research group at the University of Glasgow since 2011, and is currently the Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy.