The IOP Awards celebrate excellence in physics. We know that excellence is everywhere. It’s in physics research, education, outreach and application; in people at all stages of their careers; in all parts of the UK, Ireland and internationally.
Nominations are now open for the 2021 IOP Awards. This year we’ve made the application and nomination processes and judging more accessible and transparent – and added the option to nominate yourself.
The IOP Awards proudly reflect the wide variety of people, places, organisations and achievements that make physics such an exciting discipline.
The IOP Awards celebrate exceptional achievements by individuals and teams in all aspects of physics, from pure research to the work of teachers, apprentices, and technicians as well as those working in business and industry.
They celebrate people at every stage of their career, from those just starting out through to those at their peak. They also recognise and celebrate companies which are successful in the application of physics and innovation, as well as employers that demonstrate their commitment and contribution to scientific and engineering apprenticeship schemes.
Nominations open on 3 March 2021 and close on 23 April 2021.
We want to celebrate excellent work wherever it is done, so are seeking more nominations for all of our Awards from all parts of the physics community. Nominees do not have to be members of the IOP.
We welcome nominations that reflect the diversity of communities across the UK and Ireland and particularly encourage nominations from women, Black and minority ethnic (BAME) heritage people, people with disabilities, LGBT+ individuals and people from disadvantaged backgrounds, as they are currently under-represented in the physics community.
We are also asking all nominees to submit equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) information along with their nomination. This isn’t compulsory, but it will help us to continue to develop our Awards each year and ensure they include the whole physics community. Our Awards have long celebrated excellence in physics and to continue to do this we must ensure that everyone has an equitable chance of being recognised for their achievements.
As part of this commitment, we have made available data from all our past Awards.
The winners are decided by different committees and judging panels, which are each chaired by a Council Trustee. View lists of all of these committees and judging panels. The Awards Committee is chaired by the IOP Vice-President for Science and Innovation.
If you’ve got a question about the IOP Awards, you can get in touch with us at [email protected].
Awards celebration and prizes
We will announce the winners in the autumn, when they will receive their Award, prize and certificate.
We normally also celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our Award winners at an annual Awards celebration, however due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 we won’t be hosting an in-person event this year and are keeping our celebrations under review.
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