Clifford Paterson Lecture
This prize lecture is given on a subject in the field of engineering.
Clifford Paterson FRS
The Clifford Paterson Lecture is given biennially (in odd years) on any aspect of engineering. It is aimed at scientists working in modern and popular fields such as new media technologies and consumer electronics.
The lectureship was originally endowed by The General Electric Company in memory of Clifford Paterson FRS (PDF), who founded the GEC Research Laboratories in 1919. Originally the lectures were given on electrical science and technology but this was subsequently broadened to any aspect of engineering. The first lecture was given in 1975. The lectureship is accompanied by a medal and a gift of £500.
The next call for nominations opens on 28 November 2014.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Awards Committee. Nominations are valid for five years after which the candidate cannot be re-nominated until a year after the nomination has expired.
The award is open to citizens of a Commonwealth country or of the Irish Republic or those who have been ordinarily resident and working in a Commonwealth country or in the Irish Republic for a minimum of three years immediately prior to being proposed.
Most recent medallist
Professor Polina Bayvel FREng was awarded the 2014 Clifford Paterson Lecture for her fundamental research in high bandwidth digital communications and nonlinear optics.