International Medal

In 2008, Council decided to establish the Isaac Newton Medal and Prize to recognise international physicists.

The physicist behind the medal
Sir Isaac Newton was an iconic English physicist and mathematician most famous for having discovered the universal law of gravitation and who founded the field of classical mechanics, developed infinitesimal calculus, and made groundbreaking contributions to optics.

The award shall be made for world-leading contributions to physics by an individual of any nationality. The medal will be gold and will be accompanied by a prize of £1,000 and a certificate. The award winner is invited to give a lecture at the Institute.