At a virtual ceremony, held on the 21st of May 2021, the European Academy of Sciences presented its 2020 Blaise Pascal Medal for Physics to our former Spokesperson Tejinder Virdee. At the ceremony Tejinder gave a talk about the significance of the discovery of the Higgs boson, and what lies beyond, in a session chaired by the Academy’s Head of the Physics Division, our own Paul Lecoq.
The Medal is named after the great 17th century French mathematician-physicist-philosopher Blaise Pascal. The Medal was established in 2003 to recognize outstanding and demonstrated personal contributions to science and technology and the promotion of excellence in research and education.
At the same ceremony Tejinder was made a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences.