Fernand Holweck Medal and Prize

The Fernand Holweck Medal and Prize is a major European prize for Physics awarded jointly every year by the British Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Société Française de Physique (SFP).[1][2][3] It is one of the four Grand Prix of the SFP and one of the four International Bilateral Awards of the IOP, consisting of a gold medal and a 3000€ cash prize.

Fernand Holweck Medal and Prize
Sponsored bySociété Française de Physique, Institute of Physics
Reward(s)Gold medal, 3000€
First awarded1945
Websitehttp://www.iop.org/about/awards/

HistoryEdit

The prize was established in 1945 as a memorial to Fernand Holweck and other French physicists who were persecuted or killed by the Nazis during the German occupation of France during World War II, from 1940 to 1945.[1] It was originally a £150 prize.[4] It is awarded for distinguished work in experimental physics (which reflects Holweck's scientific interest) or in theoretical physics which is closely related to experimentation.[5][3][6]

The Holweck Prize is awarded every year, alternately to a French physicist and a British or Irish physicist. In 1974 two awards were made to mark the centenaries of the two societies.[1] Holweck Laureates include several Nobel Prize winners.[1] The award received increased media attention in 2014 when it was awarded to Iranian physicist Ramin Golestanian.[7]

RecipientsEdit

 
Fernand Holweck

The following have received this medal:[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ a b "Iranian wins Holweck medal". Iran Daily. 22 August 2014.
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  13. ^ "IOP presents awards to four physicists". Physics Today. 26 (9): 67–73. 1973. doi:10.1063/1.3128241. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  14. ^ "Hewish and Nozieres receive Holweck Medals". Physics Today. 27 (8): 67–68. 1974. doi:10.1063/1.3128834. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  15. ^ "Harry Elliot receives British and French medal". Physics Today. 29 (8): 72. 1976. doi:10.1063/1.3023640. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  16. ^ "European societies honor Vinen and Walther". Physics Today. 31 (9): 68. 1978. doi:10.1063/1.2995197. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  17. ^ "Max Born Prize to Faessler; Holweck medal to Bleaney". Physics Today. 37 (11): 117. 1984. doi:10.1063/1.2915941. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
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  21. ^ "Laboratoire de Physique des Solides - UMR 8502 - Christian Colliex is awarded Hollweck Prize 2009". Lps.u-psud.fr. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  22. ^ "Holweck Prize awarded to Helen Gleeson | ILCS news". Lcinet.kent.edu. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  23. ^ "Iranian Physics Wins the 2014 Holweck Medal". Real Iran. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
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  28. ^ "Holweck Prize awarded to Prof Hadzibabic | Atomic, Mesoscopic and Optical Physics". Amop.phy.cam.ac.uk. 2019-05-10. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  29. ^ "Holweck Prize 2018 awarded to Marina Galand". www.sfpnet.fr. Société Française de Physique. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  30. ^ Wade, Jess (8 December 2017). "Space Physicist Galand wins the Fernand Holweck Medal and Prize". Imperial News. Imperial College London.
  31. ^ "The IOP-SFP Holweck Prize 2019 awarded to Xavier Garbet". www.sfpnet.fr. Société Française de Physique. 25 November 2019.
  32. ^ "The IOP-SFP Holweck Prize 2020 awarded to Charles Adams". www.sfpnet.fr. Société Française de Physique. 27 November 2020.

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