Duddell Medal and Prize

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The Gabor Medal and Prize (previously the Duddell Medal and Prize) is a prize awarded biennually by the Institute of Physics for distinguished contributions to the application of physics in an industrial, commercial or business context. The medal is made of silver and is accompanied by a prize and a certificate. [1]

The original Duddell award was instituted by the Council of The Physical Society in 1923 to the memory of William du Bois Duddell, the inventor of the electromagnetic oscillograph. Between 1961 and 1975 it was awarded in alternate odd-numbered years and thereafter annually.

In 2008 the award was renamed the Gabor Medal and Prize and is now awarded in alternate even-numbered years. Its renaming is in honour of Dennis Gabor, the Hungarian – British physicist who developed holography, for which he received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics.

The Gabor Medal and Prize is not to be confused with the Gabor Medal awarded by the Royal Society of London.

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Source: Institute of Physics

Duddell Medallists[edit]


  1. ^ "Industrial application of physics". Institute of Physics. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 

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