The Peter McGregor Prize, awarded in recognition of exceptional achievement or innovation in astronomical instrumentation, was announced and accepted at the ASA annual science meeting dinner on July 11, 2019. The award is made to an individual or team for the design, invention or improvement of astronomical instrumentation and associated software techniques.
The ASA awarded the 2019 Peter McGregor Prize to the DiFX Collaboration, the leader of the collaboration, Prof Adam Deller accepted the award and delivered the Peter McGregor Prize talk.
The DiFX correlator, made publicly available in 2007, has been a popular choice and is now used for production correlation by a number of radio astronomy observatories and research groups worldwide.
Contributors of the DiFX are the following: Adam Deller, Walter Alef, James Anderson, Matthias Bark, Matthew Bailes, Walter Brisken, Roger Cappallo, Geoff Crew, Richard Dodson, Dave Gordon, Zheng Meyer-Zhao, John Morgan, Chris Phillips, Cormac Reynolds, Jon Romney, Helge Rottman, John Spitzak, Matteo Stagni, Steven Tingay, Jan Wagner, Mark Wainright, Randall Wayth.