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The Institute of Physics offers a range of medals for researchers at different career stages - including for education, outreach and engagement.

The Institute of Physics (IOP) Awards celebrate excellence in physic, including for education and outreach, for people at all stages of their careers; in all parts of the UK, Ireland and internationally.

This year they have also introduced self-nominations. You don't need to be a member of the IOP.

Winners will be announced in the autumn, though unfortunately this year (due to covid-19) this won't be at an in-person event.

Prizes include medals and cash awards.

Know someone who has done brilliant work that should be rewarded and recognised? Nominate them or encourage them to put themselves forward.

There are different medals covering education, outreach and engagement:

Lawrence Bragg Medal and Prize

For physics education.

Previous medal winners have had significant impact on one or more of the following:

  • the development of teachers
  • teaching materials, curriculum projects
  • the assessment process
  • research in physics education
  • diversity in physics education

This medal comes with a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.

Find out more and submit a nomination

 

William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Medal and Prize

For public engagement in physics.

This medal comes with a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.

 Find out more and submit a nomination

 

Marie Curie-Sklodowska Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to physics education.

Previous medal winners have had significant impact on one or more of the following:

  • the development of teachers
  • teaching materials, curriculum projects
  • the assessment process
  • research in physics education
  • diversity in physics education

This medal comes with a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.

Find out more and submit a nomination

 

Lise Meitner Medal and Prize

For distinguished contributions to public engagement within physics.

This medal comes with a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.

Find out more and submit a nomination

 

Daphne Jackson Medal and Prize

For exceptional early career contributions to physics education.

Previous medal winners have had significant impact on one or more of the following: 

  • the development of teachers
  • teaching materials
  • curriculum projects
  • the assessment process
  • research in physics education
  • diversity in physics education

This medal comes with a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.

Find out more and submit a nomination

 

Mary Somerville Medal and Prize

For exceptional early career contributions to public engagement in physics.

This medal comes with a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.

Find out more and submit a nomination

Dr Becky Smethurst was awarded this medal in 2020.