Young medal recipients

2013
Professor Jeremy J Baumberg
University of Cambridge
For his pioneering contributions to nanophotonics, and in particular for demonstrating the wide variety of coherent optical interactions of semiconductors.


2011
Professor Ian A Walmsley
University of Oxford
For his innovative contributions to optical physics and technology, in particular in the areas of quantum control, quantum optics and ultra-fast metrology.


2009
Professor Leslie Allen and Professor Miles Padgett
University of Glasgow
In recognition of their pioneering work on optical angular momentum.


2008
Professor Patrick Gill
The National Physical Laboratory
For world leading contributions to optical-frequency metrology.


2007
James Roy Taylor
Imperial College, London
For his contributions to the development of modern solid-state lasers.


2005
Philip St John Russell
University of Bath
For his proposal of the concept of photonic crystal fibres and his outstanding contribution to their development and practical application.


2003
J Roy Sambles


2001
Stephen J Pennycook


1999
Peter Leonard Knight


1997
Keith Burnett


1995
John Gilroy Rarity and Paul Richard Tapster


1993
John Christopher Dainty


1991
Parameswaran Hariharan


1989
Leonard Mandel


1987
Rodney Loudon


1985
John David Lawson


1983
James Morris Burch


1981
Nicholas John Phillips


1979
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji


1977
Robert Clark Jones


1975
Daniel Joseph Bradley


1973
Walter Thompson Welford


1971
Charles Gorrie Wynne


1969
Giuliano Toraldo di Francia


1967
Dennis Gabor


1965
André Maréchal


1963
Charles Hard Townes and Arthur Leonard Schawlow