Lorentz Medal

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Lorentz Medal is a distinction awarded every four years by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. It was established in 1925 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the doctorate of Hendrik Lorentz. The medal is given for important contributions to theoretical physics, though in the past there have been some experimentalists among its recipients.

The first winner, Max Planck, was personally selected by Lorentz.[1] Eleven of the 23 award winners later received a Nobel Prize. The Lorentz medal is ranked fifth in a list of most prestigious international academic awards in physics.[2]

RecipientsEdit

Year Recipients
2018 Juan M. Maldacena[3][4]
2014 Michael Berry[5][6]
2010 Edward Witten[7][8]
2006 Leo P. Kadanoff[9][10]
2002 Frank Wilczek[11]
1998 Carl E. Wieman and Eric A. Cornell
1994 Alexander Polyakov
1990 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes[12]
1986 Gerard 't Hooft
1982 Anatole Abragam
1978 Nicolaas Bloembergen[13]
1974 John H. van Vleck[14]
1970 George Uhlenbeck
1966 Freeman J. Dyson
1962 Rudolf E. Peierls
1958 Lars Onsager[15]
1953 Fritz London
1947 Hendrik A. Kramers
1939 Arnold Sommerfeld
1935 Peter Debye[16]
1931 Wolfgang Pauli[17]
1927 Max Planck

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Berends, Frits; van Delft, Dirk (2019). Lorentz, Gevierd Wetenschapper, Geboren Verzoener (in Dutch). Prometheus. p. 549. ISBN 9789044642667.
  2. ^ Meho, Lokman I. (2020). "Highly prestigious international academic awards and their impact on university rankings". Quantitative Science Studies. 1 (2): 824–848. doi:10.1162/qss_a_00045.
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