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Awards at a glance

View all IOP Awards in the table below.

 

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Award categoryAward nameAwarded forNominationAwarded
Apprentice and Apprentice Employer AwardsApprentice AwardContributions to physics by an apprenticeNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
 Apprentice Employer AwardContributions to apprenticeship schemesNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
Bronze Early Career Medals and PrizesJocelyn Bell BurnellVery early career femaleNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
 James Clerk MaxwellComputational, Mathematical, TheoreticalNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
 Daphne JacksonPhysics educationNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
 Henry MoseleyExperimentalNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
 Clifford PatersonCommercial/Business, IndustrialNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
 Mary SomervillePublic engagementNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
Business AwardsBusiness Innovation AwardInnovation through application of physicsApplication by businessAnnually
 Business Start-up AwardInnovation through application of physicsApplication by businessAnnually
 Lee Lucas AwardInnovation by early-stage medical/healthcare companiesApplication by businessAnnually
Gold Medals and PrizesLawrence BraggPhysics educationNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (even)
 Katharine Burr BlodgettCommercial/Business, IndustrialNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (even)
 Paul DiracComputational, Mathematical, TheoreticalNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
 Michael FaradayExperimentalNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (even)
 Richard GlazebrookLeadershipNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
 William Thomson, Lord KelvinPublic engagementNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
Honorary FellowshipHonorary FellowshipService to physicsNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
International Bilateral Medals and PrizesMax BornContributions to physicsAwarded by IOP/German Physical SocietyAnnually
 Fernand HolweckContributions to physicsAwarded by IOP/French Physical SocietyAnnually
 Harrie MasseyContributions to physicsAwarded by IOP/Australian Institute of PhysicsAnnually
 Giuseppe OcchialiniContributions to physicsAwarded by IOP/Italian Physical SocietyAnnually
Isaac Newton Medal and PrizeIsaac NewtonContributions to physicsNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
Phillips AwardPhillips AwardService to the IOPNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
President's MedalPresident's MedalService to physicsAwarded by IOP President 
Silver Subject Medals and PrizesEdward AppletonAtmospheric, Earth/EnvironmentalNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (even)
 James ChadwickParticleNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
 Marie Curie-SklodowskaPhysics educationNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (even)
 Sam EdwardsSoft matterNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
 Rosalind FranklinBiological, Life sciencesNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (even)
 Dennis GaborCommercial/Business, IndustrialNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (even)
 Fred HoyleAstrophysics, Cosmology, GravitationalNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (even)
 James JouleApplied, Solving technological problemsNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (even)
 Peter MansfieldMedicalNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
 Lise MeitnerPublic engagementNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
 Nevill MottCondensed matter, MaterialsNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
 Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinPlasma, Solar, SpaceNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
 Ernest RutherfordNuclearNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (even)
 John William Strutt, Lord RayleighComputational, Mathematical, TheoreticalNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
 David TaborNanoscale, SurfaceNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
 Joseph ThomsonAtomic, MolecularNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (even)
 Thomas YoungOptics, Physics outside visible regionNomination/Self-nominationBiennially (odd)
Teachers of Physics AwardTeachers of Physics AwardPhysics educationNomination/Self-nominationAnnually
Technician AwardsTechnician AwardContributions to physics by a technicianNomination/Self-nominationAnnually