The Mott medal and prize

This Award was instituted by the Council of the Institute of Physics in 1997 to commemorate Sir Nevill Mott FRS, President of The Physical Society from 1956 to 1958 and Nobel Laureate in physics in 1977 who died in 1996.

The Mott medal

Mott was the outstanding British theoretical physicist of his generation who had a major influence on the development of condensed matter and materials physics in the UK.

The award shall be made for distinguished research in condensed matter or materials physics. The award shall consist of a silver medal and certificate and will be accompanied by a prize of £1000.

This medal and prize has been generously endowed by Sir Nevill Mott's family - his wife, Lady Mott; his sister, Joan Fitch; and his daughter, Alice Crampin.