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Curtin University
Institute of Theoretical Physics
Igor Bray

Professor Igor Bray

Head of Department (IAP)
Director, Institute of Theoretical Physics
Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow
Deputy Director, ARC Centre for Antimatter-Matter Studies

Room: 301.116C
Phone: +61 8 9266 4416
Fax: +61 8 9266 1972
Email: I.Bray@curtin.edu.au

David Syme medal Winner of the 1995 David Syme medal. Awarded by the University of Melbourne for The best original research work in Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics, produced in Australia, during the preceding two years, preference being given to work of value in the industrial and commercial interests of the country. Boas medal Joint winner, with Andris Stelbovics, of the 1996 Walter Boas medal. Awarded by the Australian Institute of Physics for Original research making the most important contribution to physics performed in Australia in the 5 years prior to the Award.

Biography

Pawsley medal Joint winner, with Yuri Kivshar, of the 1998 Pawsey medal. Awarded by the Australian Academy of Science for Outstanding research in physics by scientists not over the age of 40 years for work carried out mainly in Australia.

Igor Bray obtained his PhD in 1986 from the department of Mathematical Physics at the University of Adelaide for the thesis entitled “Gravitational Lens Effect of Galaxies and Black Holes”. He then moved to Flinders University to take up a postdoctoral position under the direction of Prof. Ian McCarthy working in the field of atomic collision theory. While at Flinders he, together with Prof. Andris Stelbovics of Murdoch University, developed the Convergent Close-Coupling method for solving electron-atom collision problems. He joined Andris at Murdoch in 2001, and then moved to Curtin University in 2007 to set up the Curtin Institute of Theoretical Physics.

Research Interests

Electrons, positrons, photons, protons and antiprotons colliding with atoms and molecules

Awards

Winner of the 1995 David Syme medal. Awarded by the University of Melbourne for The best original research work in Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics, produced in Australia, during the preceding two years, preference being given to work of value in the industrial and commercial interests of the country.

Joint winner, with Andris Stelbovics, of the 1996 Walter Boas medal. Awarded by the Australian Institute of Physics for Original research making the most important contribution to physics performed in Australia in the 5 years prior to the Award.

Joint winner, with Yuri Kivshar, of the 1998 Pawsey medal. Awarded by the Australian Academy of Science for Outstanding research in physics by scientists not over the age of 40 years for work carried out mainly in Australia.

Winners of the 2008 and 2009 Curtin Table Tennis Challenges.

Top three finalist in WA Scientist of the Year Awards 2009.