Isaac Newton Medal and Prize

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


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About Sir Isaac Newton

Sir Isaac Newton was an iconic English physicist and mathematician most famous for having discovered the universal law of gravitation. He also:

•    founded the field of classical mechanics
•    developed infinitesimal calculus
•    made groundbreaking contributions to optics

As well as £1,000 and a certificate, this prize includes an invitation to lecture at the Institute. 

Find out more about the work of previous winners