Jacek Dobaczewski awarded honorary degree

Posted on 7 July 2017

Congratulations to Prof Jacek Dobaczewski who has been honoured by the Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University.

Jacek Dobaczewski

The University decided to confer on Prof Dobaczewski an honorary degree of Doctor honoris causa, this award makes him a distinguished member of the universities academic community. The official award ceremony will take place on 20 November 2017.

The Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University is a leading academic institution in France, ranked 2nd in France and 77th worldwide in the recent Reuters Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2016 ranking. Since the early nineties, Prof Dobaczewski has been collaborating with the world-class nuclear theory group at Lyon, which in the recent years has culminated in a series of papers written together with Dr Karim Bennaceur.

Prof. Dobaczewski came to the University of York in 2015 on an STFC grant with a mission to establish a new nuclear theory activity that would work towards constructing novel nuclear energy density functionals. The Nuclear Physics Group at York works within a web of intense international collaboration of which the group at Lyon is one of the principal pillars.