The Joule medal and prize
In 2008 Council decided to establish the 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.
The award is made biennially in odd dated years.
The award shall be made for distinguished research in applied physics. The medal will be accompanied by a prize of £1000 and a certificate.