Bronze Medals

The Institute’s bronze medals are awarded annually to recognise and reward exceptional early career contributions to physics.

The Institute defines early career as meaning someone who is, as of 31 January 2017 and allowing for career breaks:

  • Within 6 years of completing their PhD
  • Or, if they do not have a PhD, within 10 years of the start of their first employment contract where research and/or the application of physics is the primary function of their role.

James Clerk Maxwell Medal and Prize
Awarded for exceptional early career contributions to theoretical, (including mathematical and computational) physics.  

Henry Moseley Medal and Prize
Awarded for exceptional early career contributions to experimental physics.

Clifford Paterson Medal and Prize
Awarded for exceptional early career contributions to the application of physics in an industrial or commercial context.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell Medal and Prize
Awarded for exceptional early career contributions to physics by a very early career female researcher.

Daphne Jackson Medal and Prize
Awarded for exceptional early career contributions to physics education and to widening participation within it.

Mary Somerville Medal and Prize
Awarded for exceptional early career contributions to public engagement within physics.



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Eligibility for awards

Those eligible for awards should have made a substantial contribution to the development of physics