Rayleigh medal recipients

2015
Professor Christopher Pickard
University College London
For his development of new theories and computational tools for the first principles investigation of matter, which have greatly aided the interpretation of magnetic resonance experiments, have revealed a range of unexpected phenomena in materials at extreme pressures, and increasingly underpin computational materials discovery.


2013
Professor Edmund Copeland
University of Nottingham
For his work on particle/string cosmology from the evolution of cosmic superstrings, to the determination of the nature of Inflation in string cosmology and to constraining dynamical models of dark energy and modified gravity.


2011
Professor Arkady Tseytlin
Imperial College London
For his contributions to the understanding of string theory and of its relation to conventional quantum field theories, and in particular to non-abelian gauge theories that form the basis for our current theoretical description of elementary particle interactions.


2009
Professor Robin Ball
University of Warwick
For his outstanding contributions to the understanding of diverse complex phenomena associated with growth processes and pattern formation.


2008
Professor John Chalker
University of Oxford
For important original and innovative contributions to solid-state physics, particularly in the area of exotic quantum phenomena.