Institute of Physics Edward Appleton Medal & Prize
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The award is named in honour of Edward Appleton (1892–1965)
Awarded forDistinguished contributions to environmental, earth or atmospheric physics.
Sponsored byInstitute of Physics
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
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Formerly calledChree Medal and Prize
Reward(s)Silver medal, £1000
First awarded1941
Websitewww.iop.org/about/awards/subject/appleton/page_72412.html

The Edward Appleton Medal and Prize is awarded by the Institute of Physics for distinguished research in environmental, earth or atmospheric physics. Originally named after Dr. Charles Chree,[1] the British physicist and former President of the Physical Society of London, it was renamed in 2008 to commemorate Edward Victor Appleton, winner of the Nobel prize for proving the existence of the ionosphere.[1]

History

The prize was established in 1941 by Chree's sister, Jessie, after his death, and it was originally awarded biennially.[2][3][4] It was first awarded to Sydney Chapman. From 2001 it was awarded annually. After the 2008 renaming the prize was awarded in even-dated years until 2016, then as and when required.

The cash prize part of the award has risen in value since its inception, reported at £150 in 1985[5] and £300 in 1987,[6] to its present-day value of £1000.[1]

Winners

Recipients of the Appleton medal and prize

Recipients of the Chree medal and prize

See also

References

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