Applied and environmental physics

             

James Joule Medal and Prize

In 2008 Council decided to establish the James Joule Medal and Prize.

James Prescott Joule was physicist and brewer, who studied the nature of heat and its relationship to mechanical work which led to the development of the first law of thermodynamics.

Terms

The award shall be made for distinguished contributions to applied physics. The medal will be silver and will be accompanied by a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.

James Joule medal recipients

Edward Appleton Medal and Prize

In 2008 Council decided to establish the Edward Appleton Medal and Prize.

This award had originally been known as the Chree Medal and Prize, which was instituted in 1939 as a memorial to Dr Charles Chree (President of The Physical Society 1908-1910).

The Appleton Medal and Prize was established in 2008. Sir Edward Appleton was British physicist who in 1947 received the Nobel Prize for his achievements in ionospheric physics; his experiments proved the existence of a layer of ionised gas in the upper atmosphere, known now as the Appleton layer

From 1941 to 1999 the award was made in alternate years, from 2001 it was awarded annually and from 2009 in even-dated years.

Terms

The award shall be made for distinguished contributions to environmental, earth or atmospheric physics. The medal will be silver and will be accompanied by a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.

Edward Appleton medal recipients