Isaac Newton Medal
The Isaac Newton Medal is a medal awarded annually by the Institute of Physics accompanied by a prize of £1,000. 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.
- 2015 Eli Yablonovitch for his "visionary and foundational contributions to photonic nanostructures".
- 2014 Deborah S. Jin for "pioneering the field of quantum-degenerate Fermi gases".
- 2013 John Pendry for his “seminal contributions to surface science, disordered systems and photonics”.
- 2012 Martin Rees for his outstanding contributions to relativistic astrophysics and cosmology.
- 2011 Leo Kadanoff for "inventing conceptual tools that reveal the deep implications of scale invariance on the behavior of phase transitions and dynamical systems."
- 2010 Edward Witten for "his many profound contributions that have transformed areas of particle theory, quantum field theory and general relativity."
- 2009 Alan Guth for "his invention of the inflationary universe model, his recognition that inflation would solve major problems confronting then-standard cosmology, and his calculation, with others, of the spectrum of density fluctuations that gave rise to structure in the universe".
- 2008 Anton Zeilinger for "his pioneering conceptual and experimental contributions to the foundations of quantum physics, which have become the cornerstone for the rapidly-evolving field of quantum information".
- 2011 Isaac Newton Medal of the Institute of Physics (Institute of Physics)
- Edward Witten wins Newton medal (physicsworld.com, June 29th, 2010)
- Alan Guth bags Isaac Newton medal (physicsworld.com, July 1, 2009)
- Anton Zeilinger scoops first Isaac Newton medal (physicsworld.com, October 3, 2007)