Science Prizes

Innovation has been a driving force within Oxford Instruments since Sir Martin Wood founded the company over 50 years ago. We actively support and encourage innovation in all forms, both within Oxford Instruments 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 and South America: This is an annual prize for young scientists conducting research employing low temperature, high magnetic fields or surface science research in North and South America. We are delighted to announce Dr Brad Ramshaw, Assistant Professor at Cornell University as the winner of the 2017 LOR 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. We are pleased to announce Dr Francois Parmentier from the Université Paris-Saclay, France and Dr Erwann Bocquillon from the Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain, France as the joint winners of the 2017 Nicholas Kurti Science Prize.
  • 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. Narayan Pradhan (from Indian Association of Cultivation Science - Kolkata) is the winner of the 2nd Oxford Instruments Young Nano Scientist India Award. His research theme nominated for the award is ‘Doping in Semiconductor Nanocrystals for generating new material properties’. A felicitation ceremony for the winner was held on April 27, 2017 in Bengaluru, India. Click here for details.
  • The Sir Martin Wood Prize for Japan: A prize for young scientists who have made an outstanding achievement in condensed matter science in Japan. Nominations for the 2017 Sir Martin Wood Prize closed on 1st August and the Prize Selection Committee will meet on 2nd September to evaluate the nominations and determine the winner.
  • 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. Contact us for details.
  • 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. Contact us for details.