The Born medal and prize

The Institute and the German Physical Society instituted this award in 1972 to commemorate Max Born who died in 1970.

The Born medal

The award is intended both to commemorate the name of the physicist and to cement the relationship between the two institutions. The award is made alternately by the Councils of one of the two societies to a physicist selected from a list of nominees submitted by the other.

The award will be made for outstanding contributions to physics. The award is made in even-dated years to a physicist based in Germany and presented in the UK or Ireland, and in odd-dated years to a physicist based in the UK or Ireland and presented in Germany. The award consists of a silver medal and is accompanied by a prize of €3000 and a certificate.