# Medallists

Isaac Newton medal of the Institute of Physics.

**2015**Professor Eli Yablonovitch

*University of California, Berkeley*

For his visionary and foundational contributions to photonic nanostructures.

**2014Professor Deborah Jin**

*National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Colorado*

For pioneering the field of quantum-degenerate Fermi gases.

**2013Sir John Pendry**

*Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College London*

For his seminal contributions to surface science, disordered systems and photonics.

**2012Professor Martin Rees, Lord Rees of Ludlow**

*Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge University*

For his outstanding contributions to relativistic astrophysics and cosmology.

**2011****Professor Leo P. Kadanoff**

*University of Chicago*

For inventing conceptual tools that reveal the deep implications of scale invariance on the behavior of phase transitions and dynamical systems.

**2010****Professor Edward Witten**

*Institute for Advanced Studies*

For his many profound contributions that have transformed areas of particle theory, quantum field theory and general relativity.

**2009Professor Alan H Guth**

*Massachusetts Institute of Technology*

For his invention of the inflationary universe model, his recognition that inflation would solve major problems confronting then-standard cosmology, and his calculation, with others, of the spectrum of density fluctuations that gave rise to structure in the universe.

**2008Prof Dr Anton Zeilinger**

*University of Vienna*

For his pioneering conceptual and experimental contributions to the foundations of quantum physics, which have become the cornerstone for the rapidly-evolving field of quantum information.