James Chadwick Medal and Prize

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

The physicist behind the medal
Sir James Chadwick was an English physicist who was awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron. Chadwick studied under Ernest Rutherford at the University of Manchester and then under Hans Geiger in Berlin. He authored the final draft of the report that persuaded the US government to begin serious efforts to develop an atomic weapon, and subsequently worked on the Manhattan Project.

He was knighted in 1945. Chadwick was a fellow of the Royal Society and a winner of its Copley Medal and Hughes Medal, as well as the IET’s Faraday Medal and the IOP’s Guthrie Medal and Prize.

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

James Chadwick medal recipients

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