Condensed matter, materials, surface and nanoscale physics
Nevill Mott Medal and Prize
This Award was instituted by the Council of the Institute of Physics in 1997 to commemorate Sir Nevill Mott FRS, President of The Physical Society from 1956 to 1958 and Nobel Laureate in physics in 1977 who died in 1996.
Mott was the outstanding British theoretical physicist of his generation who had a major influence on the development of condensed matter and materials physics in the UK.
The award shall be made for distinguished contributions to condensed matter or materials physics. The medal will be silver and will be accompanied by a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.
This medal and prize has been generously endowed by Sir Nevill Mott's family - his wife, Lady Mott; his sister, Joan Fitch; and his daughter, Alice Crampin.
David Tabor Medal and Prize
In 2008 Council established the David Tabor Medal and Prize.
David Tabor was a British physicist who coined the word tribology for the study of frictional interaction between surfaces. He carried out innovative studies of organic polymers, colloid forces and adhesion between solids, especially by van der Waals forces, to name a few. His work also influenced the emerging science of nanotechnology.
The award shall be made for distinguished contributions to surface or nanoscale physics. The medal will be silver and will be accompanied by a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.