The researchers are recognised for ’the excellence of their work and the profound implications their findings have had for others’.
The scientists receive the awards in recognition of their achievements in a wide variety of fields of research."
The Royal Society, the UK’s independent academy for science, has announced the recipients of its †2012 Awards, Medals and Prize Lectures today , 10 July 2012. The scientists receive the awards in recognition of their achievements in a wide variety of fields of research – the uniting factor is the excellence of their work and the profound implications their findings have had for others working in their relevant fields and wider society.
Professor Sir John Walker FRS, a Fellow of Sidney Sussex, has been awarded the Copley Medal, which is believed to be the world’s oldest scientific prize. †Sir John receives the medal for his ground-breaking work in understanding what powers living cells.
In 1997, Sir John shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry with the American biochemist Paul D. Boyer for their work in understanding the mechanism underlying the synthesis of ATP in the mitochondrion.† †He is currently Director of the Medical Research Council’s Mitochondrial Research Unit in Cambridge.
Kavli Medal and Lecture
Professor Neil Greenham of the Department of Physics has been awarded the Royal Society’s Kavli Medal and Lecture in recognition of his exceptional work on hybrid materials combining polymer semiconductors with inorganic nanoparticles, and their use in printable solar cells.