Astrophysics and plasma physics

              

Fred Hoyle Medal and Prize

In 2008 Council decided to establish the Fred Hoyle Medal and Prize.

Sir Fred Hoyle was a British astronomer and mathematician best known for his seminal contributions to the theory of the structure of stars and on the origin of the chemical elements in stars.

Terms

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

Fred Hoyle medal recipients 

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal and Prize

In 2008 Council decided to establish the Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Medal and Prize.

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was first person to show that the Sun is mainly composed of hydrogen, contradicting accepted wisdom at the time. She is regarded as a key figure in women's science because her trail blazing brought women scientists into the mainstream.

Terms

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

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin medal recipients