Kelvin medal recipients

2014
Professor Tim O’Brien and Dr Teresa Anderson
University of Manchester
For their innovative approach to public engagement with physics through the creation of a new Discovery Centre at Jodrell Bank and the development of an education programme that reaches 16,000 school children every year.


2013
Professor Jeff Forshaw
University of Manchester
For his wide-reaching work aimed at helping the general public to understand complex ideas in physics.


2012
Dr Graham Farmelo
Churchill College, Cambridge
For his outstanding work in communicating science to a broad audience, in particular for his biography of Paul Dirac.


2011
Professor Jim Al-Khalili
University of Surrey
For his outstanding work in communicating physics to public audiences face- to- face at numerous public events and through his work as a writer and broadcaster.


2010
Professor Brian Cox
The University of Manchester
For communicating the appeal and excitement of physics to the general public through the broadcast media.


2009
Professor John D Barrow
University of Cambridge
For the promotion and explanation of physics and astronomy to young people and the general public through many books, lectures, broadcasts and drama with special reference to their wider cultural and historical importance.


2008
Dr Simon Singh
Writer and broadcaster
For his work in popularising physics and mathematics through books, articles and broadcasts. He is one of the foremost exponents of science to the general public. His books on Fermat’s last theorem, cosmology and on cryptography have been hugely influential.


2007
Charles Jenkins
Australian National University
For his development of Lab in a Lorry.


2006
Kathy Sykes
University of Bristol
For her contributions to public engagement with science, in particular through presenting science on television and for initiating the Cheltenham Science Festival.


2005
Heather Reid
BBC Scotland
For the promotion of physics to school children and the public through public lectures, workshops and the media.


2004
Michael and Wendy Gluyas


2003
Peter Barham


2002
Peter I P Kalmus


2001
Paul Charles William Davies


2000
Colin John Humphreys


1999
John Anthony Scott


1998
Lesley Scott Dent Glasser


1997
Brian W Delf


1996
Francis Edwin Close