Rutherford medal recipients

2012
Professor Peter A Butler
University of Liverpool
For his outstanding work in the field of experimental nuclear physics and his dynamic contributions to the future direction of the field.


2010
Professor Martin Freer
University of Birmingham
For establishing the existence of nuclear configurations analogous to molecules and demonstrating the existence of nucleon-clustering in key light nuclei, a long-standing issue in the field.


2008
Dr Alan Copestake, Dr Stephen Walley, Mr John Stewart Kiltie, Mr Chris Weston and Mr Brian Griffin
Rolls Royce plc.
For the development of a long-life nuclear reactor core for UK submarines.


2006
Ken Peach
CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
For his contributions to high energy physics as leader of key experiments at CERN investigating CP violation, and as director of particle physics at CCLRC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory where he has played a key role in reviving accelerator science for particle physics applications in the UK.


2004
David L Wark


2002
Peter John Dornan, David Plane and Wilber Venus


2000
William R Phillips


1998
Anthony Michael Hillas


1996
David Vernon Bugg


1994
James Philip Elliott


1992
Erwin Gabathuler and Terry Sloan


1990
Roger Julian Noel Phillips


1988
John Dowell and Peter I P Kalmus


1986
Alan Astbury


1984
Peter Ware Higgs and Thomas Walter Bannerman Kibble


1982
David Maurice Brink


1980
Paul Gayleard Murphy and John James Thresher


1978
Paul Taunton Matthews


1976
Joan Maie Freeman and Roger John Blin-Stoyle


1974
Albert Edward Litherland


1973
James MacDonald Cassels


1972
Aage Bohr


1970
Samuel Devons


1968
Brian Hilton Flowers


1966
Peter Kapitza


Lecturers

1964
Peter H Fowler


1962
Denys Haigh Wilkinson


1960
Cecil Frank Powell


1958
Niels Bohr


1956
Philip I Dee


1954
Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett


1952
Rudolf Ernst Peierls


1950
Alexander Smith Russell


1948
Ernest Marsden


1946
Marcus Laurence Elwin Oliphant


1944
John D Cockcroft


1942
Harold Roper Robinson