NZIP recognises excellence in Physics with two awards. The closing date for nominations is advertised well in advance before the biennial NZIP conferences, and should be sent to the appropriate email address below:
|Dan Walls Medal||Rutherford Trophy|
Dan Walls Medal
This is presented annually to the physicist working in New Zealand for at least the past ten years and who is deemed to have made the greatest impact both nationally and internationally in his/her field of research.
The Rutherford Trophy was established in 1973 by the Mathematics and Physics section of the RSNZ Christchurch Branch to stimulate the development and improvement of simple lecture and laboratory demonstrations. The keynotes are simplicity and “the string and tape approach”. The trophy is so named because of Rutherford’s emphasis on simple and clear demonstrations.
Applications need to be submitted in the form of a YouTube video. The nomination should include a link to this video and any other appropriate documentation. Enquiries in relation to your application can also be directed to the email address at the top of this page.
|Year||Dan Walls Medal||Rutherford Trophy|
|2019||Prof. Peter Schwerdtfeger|
|2017||Prof. Howard J. Carmichael||Dr John A. Campbell|
|2013||Prof. Matt Visser||Howard Lukefahr|
|2011||Prof. Jeff Tallon|
|2010||Prof. David Parry|
|2008||Prof. Sir Paul Callaghan
|1999||Derek Chirnside and Sue Napier|
|1997||L. A. Black and Graham Batcherlor|
|1993||T. A. Riddell|
|1976||M. P. Fogden|
|1974||P. T. E. Woollaston|
|1973||E. R. Mangin and C. L. Miles|