Peter Hatton is a Professor of Physics at Durham University and Director of the Durham X-ray Centre. He has published over 130 papers. He is an expert in developing synchrotron x-ray techniques to study magnetism and electronic structure. He developed the technique of resonant soft x-ray magnetic scattering and designed and constructed the RASOR diffractometer based at I10 Diamond Light Source. A previous Chair of the Physical Sciences beam review panel at Diamond and the ESRF Review Committee on magnetism, he is Chair of the Project Management Committee for the EPSRC mid-range facility on X-ray Scattering and Magnetism.