Goodby accolade

The prestigious Royal Medal of the UK's Royal Society this year goes to University of York chemist John Goodby for his pioneering work in liquid crystals which helped bring flat-screen displays for TVs, computers and other devices to the world. “I am overwhelmed to receive [this] award," Goodby says. "The successes of my research, particularly in the field of liquid crystals, would not have been possible without the support of my brilliant staff, students and academic and industrial colleagues, many of whom have worked with me for over the past 20 to 30 years."