Glittering prizes

December 1, 2000

Sir Alec Broers , vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge, has received the Royal Academy of Engineering 's highest award, the Prince Philip Medal , in recognition of his exceptional contribution to engineering.

Sir Joseph Rotblat , Georges Charpak and Cyril Hilsum have all been made honorary fellows of the Institute of Physics for their contributions to the world of physics.

Dario Alessi , biomedical scientist at the University of Dundee, has been awarded the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators . Dr Alessi also recently received the Colworth Medal when the Biochemical Society named him the UK's most promising young biochemist.

Colin Watts , professor in the Wellcome Trust Biocentre at the University of Dundee, has received the Tenovus-Scotland Margaret MacLellan Award 2000 .

Kevin Bales , professor in the school of sociology and social policy at the University of Surrey, Roehampton, has won the Italian Premio Viareggio for his book Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy .

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