Medals, Awards and honours

 

Delays in AIP Award announcements:

The AIP would like to provide some information about the delay in our Prizes and Awards.

The delay is fundamentally due to a major change in the volunteer team that run these awards. This has been further impacted by COVID-19.

We also commenced a full review of our awards at the end of 2019. An expert panel has completed this process and has submitted a report with a recommendation that a new award that will be announced by Council 2022.

In addition, a major documentation exercise of the awards has been undertaken. This has now been completed and this will streamline the awards into the future.

A consequence of the above three points means that we are in the unenviable position of having some awards outcomes available for 2020/21 but are still working through the 2019/2020 awards.

We apologize for the delays and thank you for your patience as we overhaul this aspect of our operations. A reminder we are all volunteers and are all working hard to resolve this situation.

 

Medal Awards and Honours Information

The following medals and awards are presented by the AIP each year.

  • The Walter Boas Medal
    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 Excellence in Physics
    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 Excellence in Physics
    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 AIP Women in Physics Lecturer
    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.

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

Fellows of the AIP

Fellowship of the AIP recognises significant and acknowledged contributions to the field of physics.

Honorary Fellows of the AIP

Honorary Fellowships have been awarded to distinguished persons intimately connected with physics, or a science allied thereto, whom the Australian Institute of Physics especially desires to honour for outstanding services in connection with that science.