Elected: 1991
Discipline: Physics and Astronomy
Professor Sir James Hough

Associate Director, Institute for Gravitational Research

Jim Hough
Personal Awards
2019/20 Bakerian Medal and Lectureship of the Royal Society of London
2019 Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts
2018/19 Knight Bachelor for his research towards the detection of gravitational waves
2018 Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society
2018 Edison Volta Medal and Prize of the European Physical Society
2017 Honorary D.Sc. University of Edinburgh
2016 Royal Society of Edinburgh Royal Medal
2016 Royal Society of Edinburgh Presidents Medal (share with Scottish Academics involved in the GW detection)
2016 Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Physics
2016 Honorary D.Sc. University of Glasgow
2015 Phillips Award for distinguished service to the Institute of Physics
Shared Awards to the Gravitational Wave Community
2017 Princess Asturias Award
2017 Share in Bruno Rossi Prize
2017 Share in RAS Group Achievement Award A
2017 Physics World Breakthrough of the year
2016 Science Magazine Breakthrough of the year
2016 Physics World Breakthrough of the year
2016 Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (shared with authors on the GW detection paper)
2016 Gruber Cosmology Prize (shared with authors on the GW detection Paper)
Relevant National/International Appointments in 2015 and thereafter
2017 ongoing Chair of Partnership Grants Panel, Royal Society of London
2018 ongoing Member of Royal Society of London Education Committee
2016 ongoing Member of Professional Development Advisory Group for the Scottish Schools Education Research Centre
2013-2019 Director, Max Planck International Partnership
2016 ongoing Member of Advisory Board to Particle Physics sub-group, University of Oxford
2015 ongoing Co-Chair of Higher Education and Industry Advisor Panel to Education Scotland
2015 ongoing Member of Audit and Risk Committee of the Institute of Physics
2012 -2015 Member of EPS Executive Committee and Council
2011-2017 Chair of IoP (Scotland) Education Committee
2011-2017 Member of IoP Education Committee
2011- 2015 Member of IoP Council
2011-2015 CEO Scottish Universities Physics Alliance
2010-2015 Member, Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC)
Recent Invited Lectures
2020 Bakerian Lecture, Royal Society of London
2020 IoP Cambridge Public Lecture
2019 Distinguished Lecture, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
2019 RAS Prize plenary lecture, American Astronomical Society, Seattle
2019 International Primary Science Education Conference, after-dinner lecture
2019 International Day of Light Plenary talk, Rutherford Appleton Lab.
2019 Saville Club, London, After Dinner Talk
2018 IoP Hertfordshire Public Lecture
2018 Invited talk to STFC Daresbury Labs
2017 Keynote Talk Ringberg Summer School
2017 OzGrav annual meeting after dinner talk
2017 IoP Oxford Public Lecture
2017 Crighton Conversation Lecture
2016 IoP London Public Lecture
2016 IoP Brighton Public Lecture
2016 IoP Open University Public Lecture
2016 Invited talk to the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
2015 Outreach Talk – ELITES Annual Meeting, Tokyo
2015 Einstein’s Legacy Meeting London (Plenary Talk)
2015 Britgrav Meeting Meeting Birmingham (Public Lecture)
Other historical Information
2018 Awarded Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday honours list
2013 Awarded OBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours List
2010 Inaugural Fellowship of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation
2008 RSE Gunning Victoria Jubilee Prize Lectureship
2004 Duddell Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics
2003 Elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of London
2001 Elected to Fellowship of the American Physical Society
1991 Elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh
1991 Max Planck Research Prize (with K. Danzmann)