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Awards: Research

For outstanding research in an academic or commercial setting.


Paul Dirac Medal

Paul Dirac Medal and Prize

For theoretical (including mathematical and computational) physics

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Michael Faraday Medal

Michael Faraday Medal and Prize

For experimental physics

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Richard Glazebrook Medal

Richard Glazebrook Medal and Prize

For leadership in a physics context

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Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal

Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize

For application of physics in an industrial or commercial context

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John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh Medal

John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to theoretical (including mathematical and computational) physics

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Sam Edwards Medal

Sam Edwards Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions in soft matter physics

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Rosalind Franklin Medal

Rosalind Franklin Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to physics applied to the life sciences including biological physics

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Nevill Mott Medal

Nevill Mott Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to condensed matter or materials physics

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David Tabor Medal

David Tabor Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to surface or nanoscale physics

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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to plasma, solar or space physics

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Edward Appleton Medal

Edward Appleton Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to environmental, Earth or atmospheric physics

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Thomas Young Medal

Thomas Young Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to optics, including work related to physics outside the visible region

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Joseph Thomson Medal

Joseph Thomson Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to atomic or molecular physics

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Ernest Rutherford Medal

Ernest Rutherford Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to nuclear physics

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James Chadwick Medal

James Chadwick Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to particle physics

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Fred Hoyle Medal

Fred Hoyle Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to astrophysics, gravitational physics or cosmology

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Peter Mansfield Medal

Peter Mansfield Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to medical physics

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James Joule Medal

James Joule Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to applied physics, involving the application of the methods and principles of fundamental physics to solve technological problems

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Dennis Gabor Medal

Dennis Gabor Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to the application of physics in an industrial, commercial or business context

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James Clerk Maxwell Medal

James Clerk Maxwell Medal and Prize

For exceptional early-career contributions to theoretical (including mathematical and computational) physics 

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Henry Moseley Medal

Henry Moseley Medal and Prize

For exceptional early-career contributions to experimental physics

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal

Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize

For exceptional early-career contributions to physics by a very early career female physicist

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Clifford Paterson Medal

Clifford Paterson Medal and Prize

For exceptional early-career contributions to the application of physics in an industrial or commercial context

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Technician Award winners 2019

Technician Award

The IOP Technician Award recognises and celebrates the skills and experience of technicians and their contribution to physics.

Read about our 2019 winners.

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IOP Honorary Fellow with IOP President

Honorary Fellowship

Our Honorary Fellowships reward exceptional individuals.

See our list of Honorary Fellows and find out more about their work.

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Isaac Newton Medal and Prize

The Isaac Newton Medal and Prize is for world-leading contributions to physics by an individual of any nationality.

Read about our 2019 winner.

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