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Nevill Mott Medal and Prize recipients

For distinguished contributions to condensed matter or materials physics.


2020

Professor Laurence Eaves
University of Nottingham

For his outstanding contributions to the investigations of fundamental electronic properties of quantum-confined systems and their applications in devices.

Find out more about Professor Laurence Eaves.

2019

Professor Stephen Hayden
University of Bristol
For pioneering studies of spin and charge excitations in cuprate superconductors and other strongly correlated electron systems.

 

2018

Professor Laura Herz
University of Oxford
For her ground-breaking research on the fundamental mechanisms underpinning light harvesting, energy conversion and charge conduction in semiconducting materials.

2017

Professor Michael Finnis
Imperial College London
For his original, insightful and courageous work in materials physics, which is recognised worldwide as having consistently opened up large areas of materials physics to rigorous theory and computation.

2015

Professor John Saunders
Royal Holloway, University of London
For ground-breaking studies at the frontiers of ultra-low temperature physics.

2013

Dr Andrew James Shields
Toshiba Research Europe Ltd
For his research on semiconductor sources and detectors of quantum light states, as well as their application to secure communication on optical fibres, quantum-enhanced sensing and quantum computing.

2011

Professor Andrew Peter Mackenzie
University of St Andrews
For his major and original contributions to the physics of strongly correlated electrons in oxides, in particular, their superconductivity and quantum criticality.

2009

Professor Gillian Gehring
University of Sheffield
For her seminal contributions to magnetism.

2008

Professor Gabriel Aeppli
London Centre for Nanotechnology and University College London
For his pioneering and highly influential work on the magnetic properties of novel materials using neutron scattering.

2007

Andre Geim
For his discovery of a new class of materials – free-standing two-dimensional crystals – in particular graphene.

2006

Peter Weightman
University of Liverpool
For his work on the electronic structure of materials using a variety of laboratory and synchrotron techniques and for his development of Auger spectroscopy and reflection anisotropy spectroscopy.

2005

Athene M Donald
University of Cambridge
For the development of powerful new methods for the study of the properties of soft condensed matter; in particular colloids, polymers and biological materials.

2004

Ted Forgan

2003

D Phillip Woodruff

2002

Maurice Sidney Skolnick

2001

Manuel Cardona

2000

Michael Pepper