Hertz Medal

IEEE Heinrich Hertz Medal

The IEEE Heinrich Hertz Medal is a science award presented by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for outstanding achievements in the field of electromagnetic waves. The medal is named in honour of German physicist Heinrich Hertz, and was first proposed in 1986 by IEEE Region 8 (Germany) as a centennial recognition of Hertz's work on electromagnetic radiation theory from 1886 to 1891. The medal was first awarded in 1988, and was presented annually until 2001.


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