Henry Moseley Medal and Prize

In 2008 Council decided to establish the Henry Moseley Medal and Prize. This has been known previously as the Boys medal and prize.

Moseley Award Medal

Originally Sir Charles Vernon Boys (President of The Physical Society 1916-18) bequeathed £1000 to the Society in 1944 "to be used to found a Boys Prize or a Boys Lecture or to be used in other manner at the discretion of the Council of the Society to further interest in experimental physics".

In 1992 the Council of the Institute decided that this award should be changed to a medal and prize. In 1994 Council further decided that the award should be given to younger research workers and in 2008 that it be known as the Henry Moseley Medal and Prize.


The award will be made for exceptional early career contributions to experimental physics. The medal shall be bronze and shall be accompanied by a prize of £1000 and a certificate.


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