Preis für herausragende Leistungen in der Physik und deren Teildisziplinen

Die Isaac-Newton-Medaille ist eine mit 1000 £ (Stand 2014 ca. 1200 €) dotierte Auszeichnung, die durch das britische Institute of Physics verliehen wird. Der Preis wird an weltweit tätige Physiker, für herausragende Leistungen in der Physik und deren Teildisziplinen ausgelobt.

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  • 2008 Anton Zeilinger für Grundlagenforschung im Bereich der Quanteninformation, die experimentelle Umsetzung und die daraus resultierenden Erkenntnisse über den Mikrokosmos.
  • 2009 Alan Guth für die Theorie der kosmologischen Inflation.
  • 2010 Edward Witten für sein Wirken in der Teilchenphysik, Quantenfeldtheorie sowie der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie
  • 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.
  • 2020 Nader Engheta: For groundbreaking innovation and transformative contributions to electromagnetic complex materials and nanoscale optics, and for pioneering development of the fields of near-zero-index metamaterials, and material-inspired analogue computation and optical nanocircuitry.
  • 2021 David Deutsch: For founding the discipline named quantum computation and establishing quantum computation's fundamental idea, now known as the ‘qubit’ or quantum bit.
  • 2022 Margaret Murnane: For pioneering and sustained contributions to the development of ultrafast lasers and coherent X-ray sources and the use of such sources to understand the quantum nature of materials.
  • 2023 James Binney: For advancing the science of stellar dynamics and using strong physical intuition to widen and deepen our understanding of how galaxies are structured and formed.

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