Faraday Medal and Prize

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The Faraday Medal and Prize is a prize awarded annually by the Institute of Physics. The prize is awarded for "outstanding contributions to experimental physics, to a physicist of international reputation in any sector."[1]

From 1914 to 1966 it took the form of the Guthrie Lecture after when it was replaced by the Guthrie Medal and Prize, in memory of Frederick Guthrie, founder of the Physical Society (which merged with the Institute of Physics in 1960). In 2008 the award was renamed the Faraday Medal and Prize, which is awarded annually for outstanding contributions to experimental physics to a physicist of international reputation in any sector. The medal is silver gilt and accompanied by a prize of £1000 and a certificate.

Medallists and Lecturers[edit]

Faraday medallists[edit]

  • 2014 Alexander Giles Davies and Edmund Linfield, "For their outstanding and sustained contributions to the physics and technology of the far-infrared (terahertz) frequency region of the electromagnetic spectrum"
  • 2013 Edward Hinds, "For his innovative and seminal experimental investigations into ultra-cold atoms and molecules"
  • 2012 Roy Sambles, "For his pioneering research in experimental condensed matter physics"
  • 2011 Alan Andrew Watson, "For his outstanding leadership within the Pierre Auger Observatory, and the insights he has provided to the origin and nature of ultra high energy cosmic rays"
  • 2010 Athene Donald, "For her many highly original studies of the structures and behaviour of polymers both synthetic and natural"
  • 2009 Donal Bradley, "For his pioneering work in the field of 'plastic electronics'"
  • 2008 Roger Cowley, "For pioneering work in the development and application of neutron and X-ray scattering techniques to the physics of a wide range of important solid and liquid-state systems"

Guthrie medallists[edit]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "The Faraday medal". Institute of Physics. Retrieved 2011-08-24.