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MEDALS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIP HONOURS


Annual Medals and Awards

This award aims to promote excellence in research in physics in Australia and to perpetuate the name of Walter Boas.
Nominations close 1 June each year.
The Bragg Gold Medal for the best PhD thesis by a student from an Australian University was established in 1992 as an initiative of the South Australian branch, to commemorate Sir Laurence Bragg and his father Sir William Bragg.
Nominations must reach the Secretary of the local State Branch by 1 July each year.
The TH Laby medal for the best Honours or Masters thesis from an Australian University was established in 2018 to commemorate Thomas H. Laby, and is based on the former Laby Medal, which was awarded annually for the most outstanding Victorian Honours Physics student thesis by the Victorian Branch between 1992-2009..
Nominations must reach the Secretary of the local State Branch by 1 July each year.
The Australian Institute of Physics Award for Outstanding Service to Physics recognises an exceptional contribution on the part of an individual to the furtherance of Physics as a discipline.
Nominations close 1 June each year.
The Australian Institute of Physics International Women in Physics Lecture Series was instituted to celebrate the contribution of women to advances in physics.
Nominations close 1 Aug each year.

Biennially Medals and Awards

These awards are awarded by the AIP in even numbered years.  The next call for these awards closes on 1 June 2022.

This prize is awarded every two years for contributions made by an Australian physicist working anywhere in the world, or to a non-Australian for work they have carried out in Australia.
This award is an initiative of the NSW Branch of the AIP and recognises significant contributions by a practicing physicist to industry in Australia.
This prize is to recognize an outstanding contribution to physics education in Australia.
To recognise outstanding contributions made by a physicist who is just beginning their career, and to help promote the careers of exceptionally promising young physicists.

Fellowships

The following honours are awarded by the AIP on a case-by-case basis.

Fellowship of the AIP recognises significant and acknowledged contributions to the field of physics. See our Public Fellows List here.
Honorary Fellowships have been awarded to distinguished persons intimately connected with physics, or a science allied thereto, whom the AIP especially desires to honour for outstanding services in connection with that science


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