The Kelvin medal and prize

This award was instituted by the Council of the Institute in October 1994 in recognition of the importance of promoting public awareness of the place of physics in the world, of its contributions to the quality of life and its advancement of an understanding of the physical world and the place of humanity within it.

The Kelvin medal

The award shall be made for outstanding contribution to public engagement within physics. The award comprises a bronze medal, a certificate and a prize of £1000.