The Tabor medal and prize

Tabor Award medal

In 2008 Council established the Tabor medal and prize.

David Tabor was a British physicist who coined the word tribology for the study of frictional interaction between surfaces.  He carried out innovative studies of organic polymers, colloid forces and adhesion between solids, especially by van der Waals forces, to name a few.  His work also influenced the emerging science of nanotechnology.

The award is made biennially in odd dated years.

The award shall be made for distinguished research in surface or nanoscale physics. The medal will be accompanied by a prize of £1000 and a certificate.