Institute of Physics Awards

The IOP Awards recognise and reward excellence in people and teams who have made a contribution to the strength of physics. Nominations now being accepted.


Our awards reflect the breadth of work in the physics community – spanning academia, industry, education and outreach. The award categories are broad in order to attract high-quality nominations across all research areas and institutions.

2017 is going to be an exciting year as we introduce a revised portfolio of awards in response to the changing physics landscape and with a desire to more explicitly recognise and reward remarkable contributions to physics at each career stage in all relevant fields. You can find details of the changes on the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal pages below.

As part of these changes, we’re proud to announce an increase in the number of medals named after female physicists – now at 30%.

We hope that these changes will inspire an even greater number of nominations. We were delighted that last year the community submitted twice as many nominations as in previous years. Nominees were from more than 54 organisations, with twice as many nominations for people or teams working in industry and four times as many female nominations. We hope to see even more this year from all corners of our community. 

View our International Medal
View our Gold Medals
View our Silver MedalsView our Bronze Medals


If you know which award you would like to submit a nomination for please click the button below

Should you have any questions about our awards programme, please email or call +44 (0)20 7470 4800.

last edited: October 17, 2016