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Kavli Medal and Lecture

Image of the interior of the Joint European Torus fusion facility, operated by UKAEA at Culham Science Centre. Credit: EUROfusion

The award

The Kavli Medal and Lecture is now awarded annually for excellence in all fields of science and engineering relevant to the environment. The medal is of bronze gilt and is accompanied by a gift of £1,000.

There are no restrictions on the age of nominees, but it is anticipated that the award will be made to a Recipient with a maximum of 15 years or equivalent post PhD by the closing date of the round. Nominees who have taken a career break will also be considered.


The call for nominations is now closed. The next round of nominations will open in November 2021.

Past winners

Professor Ian Chapman will be awarded the Kavli Medal and Lecture 2020 at his prize lecture Putting the sun in a bottle: the path to delivering sustainable fusion power.

Professor Edward Hawkins was awarded the Kavli Medal in 2018 and presented his lecture Our changing climate: learning from the past to inform future choices.

Professor Henry Snaith FRS was awarded the Kavli Medal in 2017 and presented his lecture Photovoltaic solar energy.

See full list of all past winners of the Kavli Medal and Lecture


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