Tyson Medal

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The Tyson Medal is a prize awarded for the best performance in subjects relating to astronomy at the University of Cambridge, England.[1] It is awarded annually for achievement in the examinations for Part III of the Mathematical Tripos when there is a candidate deserving of the prize. In his will, Henry Tyson made the following bequest:

That the sum of three hundred pounds be paid to the Cambridge University the interest annually to be for a gold medal for the best proficient in Mathematics and Astronomy in the same way as Dr Smith's and to bear the donor's name.[2]

The value of the fund was £65,095 in 2008.[3]

List of winners[edit]

Most of this list is from The Times newspaper archive.[4] The winners of the prize are published in The Cambridge University Reporter.[citation needed]

  • 1895 Archibald Young Gipps Campbell
  • 1896 E. T. Whittaker
  • 1904 Philip Edward Marrack
  • 1905 F. J. M. Stratton
  • 1911 Albert Henry Stewart Gillson
  • 1912 John Jackson
  • 1913 Hermann Glauert
  • 1914 William Marshall Smart
  • 1919 William Michael Herbert Greaves
  • 1924 Alan Fletcher
  • 1927 Charles Stewart McLeod
  • 1928 J. C. P. Miller
  • 1930 Vishnu Vasudev Narlikar and Andrew Wood Taylor
  • 1931 W. E. Candler
  • 1932 J. A. Edgar
  • 1933 Raymond Lyttleton
  • 1934 F. L. Westwater
  • 1935 Robert Martineau
  • 1936 G. L. Clark
  • 1937 David Stanley Evans
  • 1941 C. Plumpton
  • 1954 P. J. Message
  • 1956 J. H. Biltcliffe
  • 1960 Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
  • 1964 Michael Victor Penston
  • 1966 J. Skilling
  • 1967 Susan H. Storer
  • 1968 Derek Jeffrey Raine
  • 1969 Douglas C. Heggie
  • 1970 Christopher Rodney Prior
  • 1971 James E. Pringle
  • 1972 Stephen Theodore Chesmer Siklos and Christopher Andrew Jones
  • 1973 Andrew Richard Garlick and Roman L. Znajek
  • 1974 Philip William Murray Brighton
  • 1976 Christopher Neville Pope
  • 1978 Robert Sinclair MacKay
  • 1979 Ian G. Moss
  • 1980 Susan Stepney
  • 1981 Julian Christopher Luttrell
  • 1982 Peter P. Taylor
  • 1984 Michael John Thompson
  • 1985 Koenraad H. Kuijken
  • 1986 Mark G. Mitchard
  • 1987 Helen F. Dowker
  • 1988 Nigel Peake
  • 1989 Robin J. R. Williams
  • 1993 Christopher Stephen Reynolds
  • 1994 Gordon Ian Ogilvie
  • 1999 Steven R. Furlanetto
  • 2000 Robert D. Jones
  • 2004 Joshua T. Horwood
  • 2005 Alexander L.G. Scordellis
  • 2007 Simeon Bird
  • 2008 Blake D. Sherwin
  • 2010 Curt von Keyserlingk
  • 2011 Adam Solomon
  • 2012 Raghu Mahajan
  • 2013 Benjamin Wallisch
  • 2014 Michael J. Cole
  • 2015 Felicity Eperon
  • 2016 Theodor Björkmo

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statute E, Trust Emoluments, Chapter IV, The Tyson Fund". UK: Cambridge University. 2008. Retrieved 23 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Endowments of the University of Cambridge. CUP Archive. 
  3. ^ "Section J" (PDF). The Cambridge University Reporter. UK: University of Cambridge. p. 34. 
  4. ^ "Mayhew Prize winners list". UK: University of Leeds.