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Science Prize Programme

Innovation has been a driving force here at Oxford Instruments since Sir Martin Wood founded the company over 60 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.

The Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize for North America and Latin America

A prize for young scientists conducting research employing low temperature, high magnetic fields or surface science research in North America and Latin America.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Matthew Yankowitz of the University of Washington has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize. Find out more about the Prize and this year's winner here.

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.

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Tino Gottschal of the Technical University of Dresden has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Nicholas Kurti Science Prize. Find out more about the Prize and this year's winner here.

The Sir Martin Wood Science Prize for China

A prize for young scientists conducting research employing low temperature, high magnetic fields or surface science research in China.

The 2020 Prize Winner will be announced soon.

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.

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Anindya Das of the Indian Institute of Science has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Young NanoScientist India Award Science Prize. Find out more about the Prize and this year's winner here.

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 Fritz London Memorial Prize

Oxford Instruments has been supporting 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 supports the Simon Memorial Prize which was created to recognise scientists who made outstanding contributions to the advances in the field of low temperature physics.