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Isaac Newton Medal

The Isaac Newton Medal is a prize awarded annually by the Institute of Physics and is valued at £1000. 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.


2010 Edward Witten for "his many profound contributions that have transformed areas of particle theory, quantum field theory and general relativity."[1]
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".[2]
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".[3]


^ Edward Witten wins Newton medal (physicsworld.com, June 29th, 2010)
^ Alan Guth bags Isaac Newton medal (physicsworld.com, July 1, 2009)
^ Anton Zeilinger scoops first Isaac Newton medal (physicsworld.com, October 3, 2007)

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