Soft condensed matter and life sciences physics

     

Rosalind Franklin Medal and Prize

In 2008 Council decided to establish the Rosalind Franklin Medal and Prize.

Rosalind Franklin was an outstanding x-ray crystallographer, who made an important contribution to the understanding of the structure of DNA.

Terms

The award shall be made for distinguished contributions to physics applied to the life sciences including medical and biological physics. The medal will be silver and will be accompanied by a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.

Rosalind Franklin medal recipients

Sam Edwards Medal and Prize

In 2016 Council established the Sam Edwards Medal and Prize.

Born in Wales, Edwards’ work in condensed matter physics started in 1958 with a paper showing that statistical properties of disordered systems (glasses, gels etc) could be described by the Feynman diagram and path-integral methods invented in quantum field theory. During the following 35 years, Edwards worked in the theoretical study of complex materials, such as polymers, gels, colloids and similar systems.

Terms

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