2021 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize winner
- Professor David Deutsch receives the medal and prize for founding the discipline named quantum computation and establishing quantum computation's fundamental idea, now known as the ‘qubit’ or quantum bit.
Introducing the winners of the 2021 Institute of Physics Awards.
The Isaac Newton Medal and Prize is for world-leading contributions to physics by an individual of any nationality.
Our six Gold Medals recognise outstanding and sustained contributions by physicists of international renown to a wide range of physics.
Our Silver Subject Medals are awarded annually to recognise and reward distinguished contributions to physics.
Our Bronze Early Career medals are for exceptional physicists in the early stages of their careers.
The Phillips Award rewards innovative ideas or activities that have made major contributions to the IOP's objectives, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Teachers of Physics awards celebrate the success of secondary school physics teachers who have raised the profile of physics and science in schools.
Our Honorary Fellowships acknowledge physicists who have contributed to physics generally or to the work of the IOP.
The Technical Skills Awards celebrate the contributions that Technicians and Apprentices make to physics, and recognise employers that demonstrate their commitment and contribution to scientific and engineering apprenticeship schemes.
The IOP Business Awards recognise the vital role physics and physicists play in our economy, creating jobs and growth by powering innovation to meet the challenges facing us today, ranging from climate change to better healthcare and food production.