Physical Sciences Awards Committee

This committee's role is to assess nominations for, and advise Council on, recipients of the medals, awards and prizes relating to the physical sciences.

The committee is sometimes referred to as the 'A-side Awards Committee'. It is responsible for assessing nominations for the Bakerian Lecture, Copley Medal, Clifford Paterson Lecture, Davy Medal, Gabor Medal, Hughes Medal, Kavli Medal and Lecture, Leverhulme Medal, Royal Medal, Rumford Medal and Sylvester Medal.

The members of the committee for 2012 are:

  • Professor John Pethica FRS (Chair)
    Vice President and Physical Secretary of the Royal Society
  • Sir Harshad Bhadeshia FRS
    Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
  • Professor David Clary FRS
    Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford
  • Professor Eleanor Dodson FRS
    Department of Chemistry, University of York
  • Dame Ann Dowling FRS
    Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Peter Goddard CBE FRS
    Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Professor Judith Howard FRS
    Department of Chemistry, University of Durham
  • Professor Frances Kirwan FRS
    Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
  • Professor Mike Payne FRS
    Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Timothy Pedley FRS
    Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Peter Raynes FRS
    Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford