IOP Physics Public Engagement Awards

Have you encountered someone that has made outstanding contributions to public engagement with physics? Then nominate them for an award from the Institute of Physics!

Below is a run-down of the awards that are available for nominations for the 2017 round – if you know someone that fits the description, visit the IOP website to find out how you can make their 2017 a very happy one!

The IOP Awards recognise and reward excellence in people and teams who have made outstanding and exceptional contributions to physics. The call for nominations for the 2017 Awards is now open until 31 January 2017.

Our 2017 awards reflect the breadth of work in the physics community across academia, industry, education and outreach. 2017 is going to be an exciting year as we introduce a revised portfolio of awards particularly in public engagement within physics.

  • Introduced a new category in the Silver Medals – physics education (and to widening participation within it) and public engagement within physics – which includes the new Lise Meitner Medal and Prize for distinguished contributions to public engagement within physics.
  • As well as introducing the same category in the Bronze Medals – which includes the Mary Somerville Medal and Prize for exceptional early career contributions to public engagement within physics.

Given your area of expertise we would welcome your help to stimulate nominations. If you are interested in making a nomination we encourage you to visit our new nominations website.

If you have any questions about the nomination process or the changes to the awards programme please contact