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Lise Meitner Medal and Prize recipients

For distinguished contributions to public engagement within physics.


Dr Harry Cliff

For outstanding contributions to the public understanding of physics, through exhibitions, festivals, talks, magazine articles and a popular science book, which together have reached millions of people.

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Professor Roger Barlow
University of Huddersfield

For distinguished contributions to physics outreach/education, most notably for initiating the Particle Physics Masterclasses, in which hundreds of thousands of school students have participated worldwide over 25 years.


Professor Raman Prinja
University College London

For distinguished long-term contributions to engage and inspire children in physics, including his highly motivating range of books, public lectures and interactive science events for young people.


Dr Edward Gomez
Las Cumbres Observatory and Cardiff University

For substantial contributions to physics engagement and raising aspirations of children via public lectures, science comic books and the creation of interactive, innovative resources used in classrooms worldwide.


Professor Cristina Lazzeroni
University of Birmingham
For her exceptional innovation and leadership in making contemporary particle physics accessible to a large and diverse audience.


Dr Eilish McLoughlin
Dublin City University
For her leadership of large-scale national initiatives that widen participation in physics in Ireland through formal and informal actions, including Physics Busking, Science on Stage and Improving Gender Balance.


Professor Lucie Green
University College London
For distinguished contributions to public outreach, via public lectures, science festivals, organising public events and open days, frequent radio and TV appearances including presenting, and writing a popular science book.