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Superconductivity Group: Brian Pippard Prize

This prize is for a scientist working in the UK who has made a significant contribution to superconductivity in recent years. Winners are chosen by a panel appointed by the group committee.


Brian Pippard Prize nominations 2024

The IOP Superconductivity Group would like to invite nominations for the Brian Pippard Prize 2024.

The Brian Pippard Prize is for a scientist working in the UK who has made a significant contribution to superconductivity in recent years. Winners are chosen by an external panel appointed by the IOP Superconductivity Group Committee.

Recent prize winners include: Paul Goddard, Mark Ainslie, Amalia Coldea, Angelo Di Bernardo, Suchitra Sebastian, and Antony Carrington. A full list is below.

Nomination process

You can nominate yourself or someone else for this award. All nominations will be judged in the same way regardless of the method of nomination.

If you are nominating someone else, you should inform the nominee as you will need to provide their contact details and they will be contacted following submission to complete an optional equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) monitoring form.

Nominators must submit:

  • the name and contact details of the nominee;
  • a citation (up to 400 words);
  • a CV of the nominee (up to 1,000 words);
  • supporting evidence (up to 400 words); and
  • a statement from a referee (up to 400 words).

Apply now

Nominations (including the required documentation attached as PDF files) should be submitted to the IOP Superconductivity Group secretary, Martin Lees ([email protected]), by Friday 12 April 2024.

Past winners

2023 Paul Goddard

2021 Mark Ainslie

2019 Amalia Coldea

2017 Angelo Di Bernardo

2015 Suchitra Sebastian

2014 Antony Carrington

2013 Robert Hadfield

2012 John Durrell

2011 Andrew Boothroyd

2010 Jason Robinson

2009 Nigel Hussey

The Superconductivity Group Prize was renamed in honour of Brian Pippard, with the kind permission of Professor Pippard’s family.