Institute of Physics Isaac Newton Medal

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The Isaac Newton Medal and Prize is a gold medal awarded annually by the Institute of Physics (IOP) accompanied by a prize of £1,000.[2] The award is given to a physicist, regardless of subject area, background or nationality, for outstanding contributions to physics. The award winner is invited to give a lecture at the Institute. It is named in honour of Sir Isaac Newton.

Institute of Physics Isaac Newton Medal and Prize
Awarded forWorld-leading contributions to physics by an individual of any nationality.
Sponsored byInstitute of Physics
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Presented byInstitute of Physics Edit this on Wikidata
Reward(s)Gold medal, £1000
First awarded2008
WebsiteOfficial website
Replica of Newton's second reflecting telescope, which he presented to the Royal Society in 1672[1]

The first medal was awarded in 2008 to Anton Zeilinger, having been announced in 2007.[3] It gained national recognition in the UK in 2013 when it was awarded for technology that could lead to an 'invisibility cloak'.[4][5] By 2018 it was recognised internationally as the highest honour from the IOP.[6]


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  2. ^ "Isaac Newton Medal and Prize". Institute of Physics.
  3. ^ a b "Anton Zeilinger scoops first Isaac Newton medal". Physics World. 3 October 2007.
  4. ^ a b Palmer, Jason (June 30, 2013). "Cloaking pioneer nets physics prize" – via
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  6. ^ a b "Canadian physicist Paul Corkum is recipient of the highest medal awarded by the UK Institute of Physics". Canadian Association of Physicists. 12 July 2018.
  7. ^ "2019 Institute of Physics Awards — Department of Physics". University of Cambridge. 10 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Physicist behind new quantum phenomena and T-ray detection of cancer receives highest Institute of Physics accolade — Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division". University of Oxford. 5 July 2019.
  9. ^ "TeraView's founder, Sir Michael Pepper, receives highest Institute of Physics accolade". Cambridge Network.
  10. ^ "Professor Sir Michael Pepper receives the 2019 Issac Newton Medal and Prize from the IoP". London Centre for Nanotechnology.
  11. ^ "Sir Michael Pepper receives highest Institute of Physics accolade". TeraView.
  12. ^ "Ultrafast laser pioneer Corkum wins IOP's Isaac Newton medal".
  13. ^ "Careers and people". Physics World. 31 (8): 49–49. August 8, 2018. doi:10.1088/2058-7058/31/8/41.
  14. ^ "Dr. Paul Corkum ('65) Awarded Isaac Newton Medal and Prize by UK Institute of Physics - Acadia University". Acadia University, Canada. 13 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Chuck Bennett receives Isaac Newton Medal & Prize from the Institute of Physics". Physics & Astronomy. Johns Hopkins University. 30 June 2017.
  16. ^ "Physics and Astronomy Alumnus Charles Bennett Receives 2018 Breakthrough Prize". University of Maryland. 5 December 2017.
  17. ^ "IOP awards Isaac Newton Medal posthumously to Sir Tom Kibble". Institute of Physics. 30 June 2016
  18. ^ "Yablonovitch Wins the IOP Isaac Newton Medal". Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, University of California. 1 July 2015.
  19. ^ "Photonic crystals, graphene, and metamaterials bring Institute of Physics awards". LaserFocusWorld. 1 July 2015.
  20. ^ "IOP Awards Isaac Newton Medal to Professor Eli Yablonovitch for Photonic Nanostructures Research". AZoOptics. July 1, 2015.
  21. ^ "2014 Isaac Newton medal - Deborah Jin". NIST. September 6, 2017.
  22. ^ "Isaac Newton Medal goes to American physicist". Times Higher Education (THE). July 1, 2014.
  23. ^ "Deborah Jin Awarded Isaac Newton Medal". University of Colorado. July 8, 2014.
  24. ^ Jackson, Caroline (1 July 2013). "IOP awards". Imperial College London.
  25. ^ Keir, Emily (July 10, 2013). "Invisibility Cloaks: No Longer Exclusive to the Wizarding World". Foreign Office Blogs. Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  26. ^ Randall, Ian (19 July 2012). "Institute of Physics announces award winners". European Physical Society.
  27. ^ "Institute of Physics announces 2012 award winners". EurekAlert!. 2 July 2012.
  28. ^ "2011 Isaac Newton Medal of the Institute of Physics". Institute of Physics.
  29. ^ "Edward Witten wins Newton medal". Physics World. 29 June 2010.
  30. ^ "UK's Institute of Physics Announces 2010 Winners". SC ONLINE NEWS.
  31. ^ "Alan Guth bags Isaac Newton medal". Physics World. 1 July 2009.
  32. ^ Hussey, John (2018). Bang to Eternity and Betwixt: Cosmos.
  33. ^ Quantum Aspects of Life. Imperial College Press. 2008. p. 378. ISBN 9781848162679.
  34. ^ "The University of Glasgow Story :: Awards :: Isaac Newton Medal". University of Glasgow.

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