Naming Ceremony for the Prof John Prescott Luminescence Laboratories
On 14 March 2014 in The Braggs building, we held the naming ceremony for the Prof John Prescott luminescence laboratories, found in the basement of The Braggs. Along with John’s family, friends and former colleagues we celebrated John’s achievements and the contribution he made to the Environmental Luminescence area.
Emotion filled speeches about John were given by Prof Tanya Monro, Prof Nigel Spooner and John’s wife Jo Prescott before a slideshow with pictures from John’s life was displayed.
John served the University of Adelaide for 40 years in roles including Head of the Department of Physics, Dean of Science and Chair of the Education Committee. He also established the University’s Physical Archaeometry and Cosmic Ray research groups. He was internationally known for his pioneering work on the application of physics to archaeology, notably Thermoluminescence Spectroscopy, as well as being widely respected as an enthusiastic teacher.
Pictures from the event can be found via the IPAS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.639099192812415.1073741827.103043246418015&type=1