New Zealand Institute of Physics Awards 2011.
Announcements for who has received our two prestigious awards will be made shortly. NZIP bestow the following two awards to recognise excellence in Physics:
- Dan Walls Medal
- Rutherford Trophy
Presentation of Awards
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 are invited from those who have developed demonstrations or similar that live up to the spirit of the award.
Rutherford Trophy Awards are made in odd years. A cheque of $200 will be presented to the winner of this award.
The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012