# Isaac Newton Medal

The **Isaac Newton Medal** is an award worth £ 1000 (2014: approx. € 1200) awarded by the British Institute of Physics . The prize is awarded to physicists working around the world for outstanding achievements in physics and its sub-disciplines.

## Award winners

- 2008 Anton Zeilinger for basic research in the field of quantum information , the experimental implementation and the resulting knowledge about the microcosm .
- 2009 Alan Guth for the theory of cosmological inflation .
- 2010 Edward Witten for his work in particle physics , quantum field theory and general relativity
- 2011 Leo P. Kadanoff :
*For inventing conceptual tools that reveal the deep implications of scale invariance on the behavior of phase transitions and dynamical systems.* - 2012 Martin Rees :
*For his outstanding contributions to relativistic astrophysics and cosmology.* - 2013 John Pendry :
*For his seminal contributions to surface science, disordered systems and photonics.* - 2014 Deborah S. Jin :
*For pioneering the field of quantum-degenerate Fermi gases.* - 2015 Eli Yablonovitch :
*For his visionary and foundational contributions to photonic nanostructures.* - 2016 Tom Kibble (Postum):
*For developing the theory of symmetry-breaking in quantum field theory.* - 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.* - 2018 Paul Corkum :
*For his outstanding contributions to experimental physics and to attosecond science.* - 2019 Michael Pepper :
*For the creation of the field of semiconductor nanoelectronics and discovery of new quantum phenomena.*