People & News

As we move further in time from the days of QEC there is less news to report than in the early days of this website - as you will see from the dates of some of the articles, below.

Nevertheless ex-QEC (and KCHSS) alumni still make the news from time to time and when they do we’ll try to record it here.

News of People 2018

Paul_Ogden_ArcticThis QEC Alumnus decided that a 150km Arctic winter ultra-marathon was just what he needed. It took place in the home of Santa Claus in deepest Finnish Lapland in February 2018 and our Alumnus was one of 34 people taking place. To find out more about the race, what kit and training was needed, you'll need to wait for 2018's Envoy magazine for the full article.

News of People 2008

Professor Brian Foster (1972 - 75) was made FRS on 16 May 2008.

Brian Foster OBE FRS, ex QEC. Photo  Jack LiebeckBrian Foster is an international leader in the development of accelerators, instrumentation and physics analysis of electron-positron and electron-proton colliders. He established his reputation in the analysis of heavy quarks and leptons on the TASSO experiment and subsequently analysed the physics of electron-proton collisions at the HERA collider. where for four years he led the ZEUS collaboration of 400 physicists. He is an international authority on the proton structure and the production of heavy quarks via the strong interaction. He is currently European Director of the global effort to design and construct the next major project in particle physics, an electron-positron collider, the ILC, which will complement and extend the physics possible at the LHC at CERN.

At QEC he received the Dillon Prize in 1974 for best performance in undergraduate second year, and the Andrewes Prize in 1975 for best performance in undergraduate final year.

Barry Welsh, Physics 1971-74, sent the following to the webmaster back in Jan 2008 :

‘Just found the QEC web-site. Thought that I'd like to post the following:

Barry Welsh
Physics 1971-74

Now works as an astrophysicist at the Space Sciences Laboratory of UC Berkeley (CA). Is currently awaiting the launch of the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on next Hubble Space telescope servicing mission in late 2008.

He has 2 college age kids, and has been married to Sheila for the past 31 years!! The family's latest highlight was appearing on FOX TV's "Trading Spouses" reality TV show.

He still plays rugby, although a bit slower than he used to, and would love to hear from any ex-QEC friends.’

If you want to contact Barry send an email to the webmaster.

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