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De Beers Medal Winners

Past winners of the De Beers Gold Medal

Year

Name

Field

1978

Dr. S. Meiring Naude

For contributions to Optical Spectroscopy

1980

Prof. F.R.N. Nabarro

For contributions to Physics of Crystal Dislocations

1982

Prof. W.E. Frahn

For contributions to Theory of Nuclear Reactions

1984

Prof. J.H. van der Merwe

For contributions to Theory of Epitaxial Growth

1986

Prof. R.H. Lemmer

For contributions to Theory of Nuclear Reactions

1988

Dr. Johann Carl Vogel

For pioneering work on the natural abundance of isotopes and the application thereof to dating of groundwater supplies and archaeology

1990

Prof. J.P.F. Sellschop

For contributions to ion beam physics, mineral physics and diamond physics

1992

Prof. M.W. Feast

For contributions to Astronomy

1992

Prof. P.H. Stoker

For contributions to Cosmic Research

1994

Prof. F.J.W. Hahne

For contributions to Theoretical Nuclear Physics

1996

No Award

 

1998

Prof. A.D.M. Walker

For contributions to physics of the ionosphere

2000

Prof. Paul de V. du Plessis

 

2002

Prof. Walter Dieter Heiss

For contributions to Quantum Theory

2004

Prof. Roger Eduoard Raab

For contributions to the theory of Electromagnetic and Optical properties of molecules and crystals

2006

Prof. John Darrel Comins

For contributions to the study and understanding of the structure of materials, specifically the optical characterisation of structural, vibrational, electronic, and defect properties of solids

2008

Prof. Krishanlal Bharuth-Ram

 

For contributions to experimental nuclear physics

2010

Prof. George Ellis

For contributions to theoretical cosmology

2012

Prof.  Harm Moraal

For his service, contributions and role as an academic, teacher, quality researcher and leader to the South African and International Physics communities

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