Previously our Subject Medals were awarded in odd and even dated years.
However, from 2017 this practice has changed to allow recognition of the highest quality research within the broader categories below and to accommodate new and emerging areas. There are three new medals in education, outreach and soft matter physics.
The Awards Committee will select one winner from each category, therefore nine medals will be awarded every year.
Theoretical (including mathematical and computational) physics
John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh Medal and Prize
Astrophysics and plasma physics
Fred Hoyle Medal and Prize or Cecelia Payne-Gasposchkin Medal and Prize
Nuclear and particle physics
Ernest Rutherford Medal and Prize or James Chadwick Medal and Prize
Condensed matter, materials, surface and nanoscale physics
Nevill Mott Medal and Prize or David Tabor Medal and Prize
Soft condensed matter and life sciences physics
Sam Edwards Medal and Prize or Rosalind Franklin Medal and Prize
Atomic, molecular, optics and quantum technologies
Thomas Young Medal and Prize or Joseph Thomson Medal and Prize
Applied and environmental physics
James Joule Medal and Prize or Edward Appleton Medal and Prize
Industrial application of physics
Dennis Gabor Medal and Prize
Physics education and to widening participation within it and public engagement within physics
Marie Curie-Sklodowska Medal and Prize or Lise Meitner Medal and Prize