Rayleigh Medal (Institute of Physics)

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The Rayleigh Medal (John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh Medal) is an award for theoretical, mathematical and computational physics from the UK Institute of Physics . It is named in honor of Lord Rayleigh and endowed with £ 1,000.

He should not with the Rayleigh Medal of the Institute of Acoustics be confused.

Award winners

  • 2008 John Chalker for important and innovative contributions to solid state physics, especially in the field of exotic quantum phenomena .
  • 2009 Robin Ball for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of various complex phenomena in growth patterns and pattern formation .
  • 2011 Arkady Tseytlin for contributions to the understanding of string theory and its relationship to conventional quantum field theory and especially non-Abelian gauge theories, which form the basis of the current theoretical description of elementary particle interactions
  • 2013 Edmund Copeland for his work in particle / string cosmology from the evolution of cosmic superstrings to the characterization of inflation in string cosmology and specifications of dynamic models of dark matter and modifications of gravity .
  • 2015 Christopher Pickard for his development of new theories and computational tools for fundamental investigations of matter, which significantly advanced the interpretation of magnetic resonance experiments and uncovered a number of unexpected phenomena in matter under high pressure and which increasingly underpin the discoveries in computational materials science .
  • 2017 Nigel Glover for groundbreaking new methods for applying perturbation quantum chromodynamics to high-energy processes with jets, which resulted in sophisticated simulation codes used in the description of LHC data.
  • 2018 Owen Saxton for his contributions to the Gerchberg-Saxton computer algorithm, which were decades ahead of their time but are now predominant in solving phase problems, and for his basic image processing programs, which are still influential in the forefront of research on electron microscopy.
  • 2019 Nigel Cooper for profound contributions to the quantum theory of many-particle systems, concerning both topological phases of cold atoms in artificial gauge fields and novel phenomena in electronic materials.

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