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Hodgkins medal awarded to J.J. Thomson, 1902

The Hodgkins Medal is awarded annually or biennially by the Smithsonian Institution for important contributions to the understanding of the physical environment as it affects the welfare of man. [1]

It was established in 1893 in honor of Thomas George Hodgkins, who left his fortune to the Smithsonian, stipulating that a portion be used to promote atmospheric research.[2]


Recipients include:


  1. ^ "Awards and Medals". Smithsonian. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Hodgkins Medal". Smithsonian Institution Archives. Retrieved 19 June 2017.