The Keith Medal is a prize awarded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland's national academy, for a scientific paper published in the society's scientific journals, preference being given to a paper containing a discovery, either in mathematics or earth sciences.
The Medal was inaugurated in 1827 as a result of a gift from Alexander Keith of Dunottar, the first Treasurer of the Society. It is awarded quadrennially, alternately for a paper published in: Proceedings A (Mathematics) or Transactions (Earth and Environmental Sciences).
Recipients of the Keith Gold Medal
- 1854: William John Macquorn Rankine
- 1864: William Thomson
- 1869: James Clerk Maxwell
- 1877-79 Biennial period: Fleeming Jenkin
- 1886: John Aitken
- 1930: Christina Cruickshank Miller
- 1942: Edward Copson
- 1979: John Mackintosh Howie
- 1993 Euan Clarkson (78th award)
- 1997: Vladimír Šverák (79th award)
- 2006: Antonio DeSimone, Stefan Müller, Robert Kohn, Felix Otto
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1922). "Aitken, John". Encyclopædia Britannica (12th ed.). London & New York.
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