Thomas Young Medal and Prize recipients
For distinguished contributions to optics, including work related to physics outside the visible region
Professor William Barnes
University of Exeter
For his outstanding contributions to the development of nanophotonics, especially in plasmonics and nanoscale light-molecule interactions.
Professor Dieter Jaksch
University of Oxford
For his contributions to theoretical proposals enabling the study of non-equilibrium quantum many-body dynamics with unprecedented microscopic control in ultra-cold atoms, and establishing them as a quantum technologies platform.
Professor Kishan Dholakia
University of St Andrews
For his contributions to the field of optical micromanipulation using shaped light fields in liquid, air and vacuum..
Professor Nikolay Zheludev
University of Southampton, UK, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
For global leadership and pioneering, seminal work in optical metamaterials and nanophotonics.
Professor Jeremy J Baumberg
University of Cambridge
For his pioneering contributions to nanophotonics, and in particular for demonstrating the wide variety of coherent optical interactions of semiconductors.
Professor Ian A Walmsley
University of Oxford
For his innovative contributions to optical physics and technology, in particular in the areas of quantum control, quantum optics and ultra-fast metrology.
Professor Leslie Allen and Professor Miles Padgett
University of Glasgow
In recognition of their pioneering work on optical angular momentum.
Professor Patrick Gill
The National Physical Laboratory
For world leading contributions to optical-frequency metrology.
James Roy Taylor
Imperial College, London
For his contributions to the development of modern solid-state lasers.
Philip St John Russell
University of Bath
For his proposal of the concept of photonic crystal fibres and his outstanding contribution to their development and practical application.
J Roy Sambles
Stephen J Pennycook
Peter Leonard Knight
John Gilroy Rarity and Paul Richard Tapster
John Christopher Dainty
John David Lawson
James Morris Burch
Nicholas John Phillips
Robert Clark Jones
Daniel Joseph Bradley
Walter Thompson Welford
Charles Gorrie Wynne
Giuliano Toraldo di Francia
Charles Hard Townes and Arthur Leonard Schawlow