The Harrie Massey medal and prize
This award was instituted by the Council of the Institute of Physics in 1988 to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Australian Institute of Physics.
The award was initially a monetary prize, but in 1992 the Council agreed that the award should become one of its International bilateral awards.
The award shall be made for contributions to physics or its applications. Until 1998 the award was made in even dated years by The Institute of Physics and in odd dated years by the Australian Institute of Physics. The award is now made biennially jointly by the Institute of Physics and by The Australian Institute of Physics. The Institute of Physics selects the winner from a list of nominees submitted by the Australian Institute of Physics. Normally the recipient will have, or have had, association with Australia or physics in Australia. The medal shall be silver and be accompanied by a certificate.
Nominations are co-ordinated by the Australian Institute of Physics.