The Royal Society @royalsociety The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Jul. 18, 2019 5 min read

Every year, the Royal Society awards a selection of prestigious medals and prizes recognizing the work of scientists across the world. Here are this year’s winners:
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The Copley Medal, the Society’s oldest and most prestigious prize is awarded to John Goodenough ForMemRS. His work in material science led to the rechargeable lithium battery  https://bit.ly/2JKq2Em 
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James Hough FRS is awarded the Bakerian Medal for his research which was crucial in the successful detection of gravitational waves. The Bakerian medal is the premier award in the physical sciences and includes a prize Lecture.
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The biological sciences are recognised with the Croonian Medal and Lecture. This year, Edward Boyden is awarded the prize for expanding our understanding of the brain and his work in optogenetics  https://bit.ly/2XMxngx 
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Carol Robinson FRS has been awarded a Royal Medal for her pioneering work on structural biology and improving our understanding of proteins.
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Michel Goedert FRS identified and characterised assembled tau-proteins and alpha-synuclein showing their roles in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. He has been awarded a Royal Medal
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Ann Dowling FRS has lead the world with her research into improving aircraft design, especially in relation to noise reduction. For this and her distinguished services to engineering, she is awarded a Royal Medal
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As befits an award named in honour of Humphry Davy FRS, the Davy Medal recognises excellence in chemistry. This year it is awarded to Varinder Aggarwal FRS  https://bit.ly/2SpaedX 
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Andrew Cooper FRS, has been awarded this year’s Hughes Medal for his work on designing and synthesising new classes of organic materials with applications in energy storage and production.
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Miles Padgett FRS has been awarded the Rumford Medal for world leading research on optical orbital momentum including an angular form of the Einstein-Padolsky-Rosen paradox.
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The Sylvester Medal, named for James Joseph Sylvester FRS, has been awarded to Peter Sarnak FRS for his contributions across number theory, combinatorics and geometry.  https://bit.ly/2XPSr5U 
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The Leverhulme Medal, generously supported by @LeverhulmeTrust, is awarded for outstanding research in chemical engineering and applied chemistry. This year’s winner is Frank Caruso FRS
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Jacqueline Cole has been awarded the biennial Clifford Patterson Medal for her work in developing photo-crystallography and her discoveries using molecular design rules.
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The Royal Society Africa Prize recognises research scientists based in Africa making innovative contributions to the biological sciences. Henry Mwandumba is this year’s winner
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Created in memory of George Buchanan FRS, the Buchanan Medal recognises contributions to the biomedical sciences. This year, Gillian Griffiths FRS is recognised for her work on the cell mechanism of cytotoxic T-cell killing
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The Darwin Medal is awarded for work of acknowledged distinction in evolution, population biology, organismal biology and biological diversity. Peter Holland FRS is this year’s winner
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Ray Dolan FRS has been awarded the Ferrier Medal for his work charting brain activity related to aspects of human conduct and behaviour
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The Leeuwenhoek Medal is awarded biennially for excellence in microbiology, bacteriology, virology, mycology, parasitology and microscopy. Geoffrey Smith FRS has won for his work on pox viruses
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Interdisciplinary work between the life sciences and other disciplines is recognised with the Gabor Medal. Alison Noble FRS is has been recognised for her solutions to key problems with biomedical image analysis
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Ian Chapman has been awarded the Kavli Medal for his insight into the physics of confined plasmas.  https://bit.ly/2XR0ak8 
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The Royal Society Mullard Award has been awarded to Hagan Bayley FRS for invention of stochastic nanosensing which has delivered ultrarapid, distributable, wide-scale, 'long-read' genome sequencing.
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Thanh Nguyen has been awarded the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Award for her achievements in the field of nanomaterials and her impactful project proposal #RSMedals #WomenInSTEM
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The Royal Society recognises the importance of understanding the history, social philosophical context of science. The Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal recognises excellence in these areas and this year has been awarded to Simon Schaffer  https://bit.ly/2SjqmO8 
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The Milner award has been awarded to Cordelia Schmid for her work in computer vision and her fundamental contributions to the representation of images and videos for visual recognition.
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Michael Faraday FRS, founded the #XmasLectures @RI_Science. The Royal Society Faraday award recognises pioneering scientific communicators in his memory. This year’s winner is Martyn Poliakoff FRS for his work on @Youtube #RSMedals #SciComms
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That concludes this year's list. Our congratulations to all winners for the incredible contributions to science  https://bit.ly/2YdLuuF 
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