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Science Prizes

Innovation has been a driving force here at Oxford Instruments since Sir Martin Wood founded the company over 50 years ago. We actively support and encourage innovation in all forms, both internally and externally. We are proud to sponsor the following Science Prizes to recognise the achievements of young scientists around the world.

Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize
  • The Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize for North and South America:  A prize for young scientists conducting research employing low temperature, high magnetic fields or surface science research in North and South America. Paula Giraldo-Gallo, Assistant Professor of Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia has been selected as the 2019 winner of the LOR Science Prize.
Nicholas Kurti Science Prize
  • The Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe: A prize for young scientists conducting research employing low temperature, high magnetic fields or surface science research in Europe. Call for nominations for the 2019 prize is now closed. Winner will be announced soon.
Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for China Young Nanoscientist Prize for India
  • The Young NanoScientist India Award: The Nanotechnology Forum for young scientists has been formed to encourage and support research in the field of nanotechnology in India. The forum committee will initiate programmes to enhance growth and acknowledge outstanding achievements in this field. Call for nominations for the 2019 prize is now closed. Winner will be announced soon.
Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for Japan
  • The Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan: A prize for young scientists who have made an outstanding achievement in condensed matter science in Japan. The 2018 winner is Dr Yoshihiko Okamoto, Associate Professor from the Department of Applied Physics, Nagoya University, Japan. 
  • The Fritz London Memorial Prize: Oxford Instruments have been sponsoring the London Fritz Memorial Prize since 1996, which was created to recognise scientists who made outstanding contributions to the advances in the field of low temperature physics. 
  • The Simon Memorial Prize: Oxford Instruments also sponsors the Simon Memorial Prize which was created to recognise scientists who made outstanding contributions to the advances in the field of low temperature physics.