Gold medals

Our gold medals recognise and reward outstanding and sustained contributions to physics by a person of international reputation in the following subject areas:

Paul Dirac Medal and Prize
Awarded for outstanding and sustained contributions to theoretical (including mathematical and computational) physics, to a physicist of international reputation.

Michael Faraday Medal and Prize
Awarded for outstanding and sustained contributions to experimental physics, to a physicist of international reputation

Richard Glazebrook Medal and Prize
Awarded for outstanding and sustained contributions to leadership in a physics context.

Katharine Burr Blodgett Medal and Prize
Awarded for outstanding and sustained contributions to the organisation or application of physics in an industrial or commercial context.

Lawrence Bragg Medal and Prize
Awarded for outstanding and sustained contributions to physics education and to widening participation within it.

William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Medal and Prize
Awarded for outstanding and sustained contributions to public engagement within physics.