Our awards build and reinforce a sense of community by recognising and rewarding excellence in individuals and teams and their contribution to physics.

In 2020 our awards are moving to a new place and a new date - summer 2020. Find out more.

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President's Medal

Made on the recommendation of our president, this medal is for both physicists and non-physicists who have contributed to physics in general and the IOP in particular. 

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International Bilateral Awards

Our international bilateral awards are made jointly with physical societies in Germany, France, Italy and Australia.

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Teachers of Physics Award

The Teachers of Physics awards celebrate the success of secondary school physics teachers who have raised the profile of physics and science in schools.

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Apprentice Award

The IOP Apprentice Award enables the community to recognise and celebrate the skills and experiences of science and engineering apprentices and their contribution to physics.

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Apprenticeship Employer Award

The IOP Apprenticeship Employer Award enables the IOP to recognise employers that demonstrate their commitment and contribution to scientific and engineering apprenticeship schemes, and the positive outcomes their apprentices bring to the organisation.

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