Victoria physicist receives award

Dr Howard Lukefahr
Congratulations to Dr Howard Lukefahr who received an award at the 2013 conference of the New Zealand Institute of Physics which was held in Nelson from 27 to 30 September.

Dr Lukefahr, a senior teaching fellow in the School of Chemistry and Physical Sciences, was awarded the Rutherford Trophy, which recognises the development and improvement of lecture and laboratory demonstrations.

It is gratifying to see Dr Lukefahr’s energy and ingenuity in developing lab and lecture demonstrations that help students understand and think deeply about physics recognised in this way.