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Scientist married to Bermudian judge in the UK wins top award

Bucker Dangor, the husband of a Bermudian judge in the UK, has won a top award for science (Photograph supplied)

A prize for experimental physics has been awarded to the husband of a retired Bermudian judge in the UK.

Bucker Dangor, married to Patricia Dangor, a former UK circuit judge and a former member of the Bermuda Court of Appeal, was awarded the 2021 Michael Faraday Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics in London.

Dr Dangor was recognised for his “outstanding contributions to experimental plasma physics and in particular for his role in the development of the field of laser – plasma acceleration”.

The institute said Dr Dangor was one of the first to see the potential of plasma-based particle accelerators.

It added Dr Dangor’s group was at first one of only a few studying the topic and his experiments in the field became “hugely successful and laid the foundations of laser-driven particle accelerators”.

Dr Dangor said he was “honoured and delighted” to get the award.

Ms Dangor is the sister of Bob Richards, a veteran politician, businessman and former One Bermuda Alliance finance minister.

The Faraday Medal is named after a 19th century English scientist credited with groundbreaking discoveries in electricity and magnetism.

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Published December 01, 2021 at 7:30 am (Updated December 01, 2021 at 7:30 am)

Scientist married to Bermudian judge in the UK wins top award

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