Institute of Physics Isaac Newton Medal and Prize | |
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Awarded for | World-leading contributions to physics by an individual of any nationality. |

Sponsored by | Institute of Physics |

Country | United Kingdom |

Presented by | Institute of Physics |

Reward(s) | Gold medal, £1000 |

First awarded | 2008 |

Website | Official website |

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.

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]}

- 2022 – Margaret Murnane for "pioneering and sustained contributions to the development of ultrafast lasers and coherent X-ray sources and the use of such sources to understand the quantum nature of materials."
^{[7]} - 2021 – David Deutsch for "founding the discipline named quantum computation and establishing quantum computation's fundamental idea, now known as the ‘qubit’ or quantum bit."
^{[8]} - 2020 – Nader Engheta for "groundbreaking innovation and transformative contributions to electromagnetic complex materials and nanoscale optics, and for pioneering development of the fields of near-zero-index metamaterials, and material-inspired analogue computation and optical nanocircuitry".
- 2019 – Sir Michael Pepper for "the creation of the field of semiconductor nanoelectronics and discovery of new quantum phenomena"
^{[9]}^{[10]}^{[11]}^{[12]}^{[13]} - 2018 – Paul Corkum for "his outstanding contributions to experimental physics"
^{[6]}^{[14]}^{[15]}^{[16]} - 2017 – Charles L. Bennett for his "leadership of the Microwave Anisotropy Probe, a satellite experiment that revolutionized cosmology, transforming it from an order-of-magnitude game to a paragon of precision science".
^{[17]}^{[18]} - 2016 – Tom Kibble (posthumously)
^{[19]}for his "outstanding lifelong commitment to physics". - 2015 – Eli Yablonovitch for his "visionary and foundational contributions to photonic nanostructures".
^{[20]}^{[21]}^{[22]} - 2014 – Deborah S. Jin for "pioneering the field of quantum-degenerate Fermi gases".
^{[23]}^{[24]}^{[25]} - 2013 – John Pendry for his “seminal contributions to surface science, disordered systems and photonics”.
^{[26]}^{[4]}^{[27]}^{[5]} - 2012 – Martin Rees for his outstanding contributions to relativistic astrophysics and cosmology.
^{[28]}^{[29]} - 2011 – Leo Kadanoff for "inventing conceptual tools that reveal the deep implications of scale invariance on the behavior of phase transitions and dynamical systems."
^{[30]} - 2010 – Edward Witten for "his many profound contributions that have transformed areas of particle theory, quantum field theory and general relativity."
^{[31]}^{[32]} - 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".
^{[33]} - 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".
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