Bates Prize 2021

Nominations are invited from early career researchers for the 2021 Bates Prize.

The Bates Prize is awarded in odd years to commemorate Sir David Bates FRS and his pioneering studies of atomic and molecular processes and their role in atmospheric science, plasma physics and astronomy.

It will be awarded to an early career researcher for outstanding research, published within the previous five years on a topic relevant to the following groups;

An early career researcher is defined as an individual in the first 12 years of a research career (allowing for career breaks), e.g. following the award of a first degree.

The winner shall receive a cheque for £500 accompanied by a certificate and plaque, which the winner holds for two years.

The winner is expected to also give the Bates Prize talk at the QuAMP conference, which will be held online from 31 August – 3 September 2021.

Nominations should be sent to and include an up-to-date CV, publication list and a justification statement of up to 500 words.

The closing date for nominations is Fri 9 July 2021.


Programme overview

Conference handbook

Abstract booklet

Key dates

Expressions of interest:

25 June 2021

EXTENDED Abstract submission deadline:

3 August 2021

Registration deadline:

26 August 2021