Hughes Medal

Hughes Medal

The Hughes Medal, named after microphone inventor David Edward Hughes, is one of several medals awarded by the Royal Society, England's reigning academy of science.

The Hughes medal in particular is awarded to: "An original discovery in the physical sciences, particularly electricity and magnetism or their applications." (Royal Society website)

It is made of silver gilt, and has been handed out since 1902, beginning with the eminent atomic physicist J.J. Thomson, discoverer of the electron. Several other notable people have also won the medal, including Hans Geiger, Alexander Graham Bell, Stephen Hawking, and Enrico Fermi.

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