- Nominees should have made world-leading contributions to physics and can be from any nationality.
- Nominees, nominators and external validators do not need to be members of the IOP.
- Nominees, nominators and external validators cannot be current members of Council, IOP employees, people under contract to the IOP, the Awards Committee, or members of any other IOP Awards judging panel.
Isaac Newton Medal and Prize
The Isaac Newton Medal and Prize is awarded annually for world-leading contributions to physics by an individual of any nationality.
Nominations for the 2024 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize are now closed. Nominations for the 2025 cycle of IOP Medals and Prizes are scheduled to open towards the end of 2024. Further information will be provided in due course.
About Sir Isaac Newton
Sir Isaac Newton was an iconic English physicist and mathematician most famous for having discovered the universal law of gravitation. He also:
• founded the field of classical mechanics
• developed infinitesimal calculus
• made groundbreaking contributions to optics
This medal comes with a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.