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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.

Dr Sheng Ran of University of Maryland/NIST has been selected as the 2020 winner. Read more here.

The call for nominations for the 2021 LOR Science Prize is now open. To find out how to apply, click 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.

The 2020 Nicholas Science Prize has been awarded to the joint winners - Rebeca Ribeiro-Palau, Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), CNRS, Saclay, France, and Landry Bretheau, Institut Polytechnique de Paris. Read more here.

The call for nominations for the 2021 NK Science Prize is now open. To find out how to apply, click 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.

Dr Mandar M. Deshmukh, the faculty member at TIFR in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science has been selected as the 2019 winner of The Young Nanoscientist India Award.

The Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan

A prize for young scientists who have made an outstanding achievement in condensed matter science in Japan.

Dr Keiichi Inoue, Associate Professor from the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo is the winner of the 2019 Prize.

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 2020 Prize Winners are Dr Frank Steglich, Dr Valerii Vinokur and Dr Qi-Kun Xue.

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.

Professor Jukka Pekola from Aalto University is awarded the Simon Memorial Prize for fundamental achievements in quantum thermodynamics, metrology and cryogenics based on nanoscale electronic devices.

Dr Jukka Pekola is selected as the 2020 Simon Memorial Prize Winner.