Fred Hoyle Medal and Prize

In 2008 Council decided to establish the Fred Hoyle Medal and Prize.

The physicist behind the medal
Fred Hoyle was an English astrophysicist who developed the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis, which describes how elements heavier than helium are produced by nuclear reactions within stars. Hoyle directed Cambridge University’s Institute for Astronomy for six years, and was a fellow of the Royal Society and a winner of its Royal Medal as well as the Royal Astronomical Society’s Gold Medal.

The award shall be made for distinguished contributions to astrophysics, gravitational physics or cosmology. The medal will be silver and will be accompanied by a prize of £1,000 and a certificate.

Fred Hoyle medal recipients 





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