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  Copley Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Copley Medal is a scientific award for work in any field of science, the highest award granted by the Royal Society of London.
It is one of ten medals that the Society awards (some awards are made annually, others at different intervals according to their terms of reference).
The Copley Medal alternates between the physical sciences and the biological sciences, and the winners are selected by Fellows of the Society.
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 Copley Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Copley Medal is a scientific award for work in any field of science, the highestaward granted by the Royal Society of London.
The award was created after a £100 bequest in 1709 to the Royal Society by Sir Godfrey Copley, a wealthy landowner from Sprotbrough, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, who was elected tothe Society in 1691.
The Copley Medal alternates between the physical sciences and the biological sciences, and the winnersare selected by Fellows of the Society.
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 Royal Society | About the Society | Awards, medals and prize lectures | | Copley
This medal is the premier award of the Society.
The Copley medal was first awarded in 1731, and during its long history it has been awarded to such luminaries as Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Jean Foucault.
The 2005 Copley Medal was awarded to Sir Paul Nurse FRS, for his contributions to cell biology in general and to the elucidation of the control of cell division.
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 Copley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Copley Medal is a scientific award for work in any field of science granted by the Royal Society of London.
The famous American portrait painter John Singleton Copley.
Copley is also the name of several places in the world:
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 Benjamin Franklin . Timeline Event | PBS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Copley Medal, established in 1736, is the highest award from the Royal Society of London.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the Copley Medal was the equivalent of today’s Nobel Prize.
For his work with electricity, Benjamin Franklin was awarded the Copley Medal, the second person to ever receive that honor.
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 AboutDarwin.com - Darwin's Timeline: November
The medal was awarded for his three volume work on the geology of the Beagle voyage, and for his barnacle research currently in progress.
Darwin was awarded the Copley Medal; the highest honor bestowed by the Royal Society.
It was agreed upon to give Darwin the medal, but only if it was explicitly stated that his "Origin of Species" book was not a contributing factor in their decision.
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 Albert Einstein - Honours, prizes and awards
Albert Einstein was awarded the Copley Medal of the Royal Society in London in a ceremony on Monday, November 30, 1925.
Einstein was awarded the Copley Medal by the English neurophysiologist Sir Charles Sherrington (1857-1952), the retiring president of the society.
The award which consists of a golden medal with the portrait of Max Planck and a hand-written document was and still is awarded by the German Physical Society for excellent performance in the field of theoretical physics.
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 Yorkshire Branch Newsletter, October 1999
Copley's connection with the Virtuosi was perhaps through Kirke, a mathematician who was elected F.R.S. in 1693, the year in which their friend Hans Sloane became Secretary of the Royal Society.
Copley and his contemporaries weren't interested in Physics especially - they were interested in everything; recourse to the earliest volumes of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (recently republished) will instantly confirm this.
The Copley medal is considered the premier award of the Royal Society.
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 Copley in directory.co.uk
Copley Medal is awarded for scientific work in any field so the list we give has been...
Copley is a subdivision of Summit County, west of the City of Akron, south of Bath Township and...
Copley Clark and Bennett is an established firm of solicitors, with offices in the Surrey towns of Sutton, Banstead and Cheam.
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 List of prizes, medals, and awards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Copley Medal - Physical Sciences and the (Royal Society of London)
"The Paul Dirac Medal and Prize" is awarded annually by the Institute of Physics for "outstanding contributions to theoretical (including mathematical and computational) physics".
National Medal of Technology - American award for leading innovators.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/List_of_prizes,_medals,_and_awards   (941 words)

 Copley Medal
The Copley Medal is the highest award from the Royal Society of London.
In 1831 the conditions were changed again so that it was awarded to the author of the research that the Council of the Society decided was the most deserving the honour.
The Copley Medal is awarded for scientific work in any field so the list we give has been restricted to those whose biographies appear in this Archive.
www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Societies/CopleyMedal.html   (177 words)

 Royal Medal
The Royal Medals were established by King George IV and then continued, with certain changes to their conditions, by King William IV and Queen Victoria.
When Victoria came to the throne in 1837 the conditions for the Royal Medals changed to operate on a three year cycle with Mathematics being one of the subjects for which a Medal could be awarded every third year.
the Royal Medals in each year should be awarded for the two most important contributions to the advancement of Natural Knowledge, published originally in Her Majesty's dominions within a period of not more than ten years and not less than one year of the date of the award, subject, of course, to Her Majesty's approval.
www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk /~history/Societies/RoyalMedal.html   (237 words)

 Patron of the Royal Institution: Fullerian Professorships
Awarded the Royal Medal in 1905 and the Copley Medal in 1927.
He was elected FRS in 1929 (Croonian Lecture 1939, Royal Medal 1948) and was knighted in 1954.
In 1828 he established the Fuller medal of the Royal Institution; and in early 1833 he founded the Fullerian Professorship of Chemistry and a little later the Fullerian Professorship of Physiology.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Awards Copley Medal: Thomas GrahamWollaston Medal for geology: Robert Godwin-Austen Births..
Awards Copley Medal: Charles DarwinWollaston Medal for Geology: Roderick Murchison Births..
Awards Copley Medal: Michel ChaslesWollaston Medal in Geology: Thomas Davidson Births Dea..
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 Godfrey Copley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ron: “I lived with my grandfather Godfrey Copley, and he was a Pirates man from way back.”.
with a luncheon in Copley Formal Lounge followed by a picnic on Copley Lawn...
Copley was the son of a baronet of the same name, created by King Charles II in 1661, and he succeeded to his father's title in 1684.
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 Darwin Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The “X-men” are members of the X Club which formed in opposition to the religiously conservative signers of the “Declaration of Students of the Natural and Physical Sciences.” The X-Club holds a more “Naturalistic” position and includes Huxley, Hooker, John Lubbock, and two composite fictional members.
The third group of players, the indeterminates, do not have an immediate or obvious position on Darwin's receiving the Copley Medal, but do have positions on one or more other issues of the time.
They may be persuaded to join either side of the Copley Medal debate, but they have victory goals that are independent of that vote.
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 George Ellery Hale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Hale also played a central role in the development of Pasadena's California Institute of Technology (Caltech) into a leading research university.
Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1904.
Awarding of the Bruce Medal: PASP 28 (1916) 12 (http://adsabs.harvard.edu//full/seri/PASP./0028//0000012.000.html)
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/George_Ellery_Hale   (200 words)

 John Herschel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Between 1821 and 1823 he re-examined, with James South, the double stars catalogued by his father.
For this work he was presented in 1826 with the Royal Astronomical Society 's gold medal; and with the Lalande Medal of the French Institute in 1825; while the Royal Society had in 1821 bestowed upon him the Copley Medal for his mathematical contributions to their Transactions.
In the same year Herschel received his second Copley Medal from the Royal Society for this work.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-John_Herschel.html   (584 words)

 ALESSANDRO VOLTA - LoveToKnow Article on ALESSANDRO VOLTA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1791 he received the Copley medal of the Royal Society.
In 1801 Napoleon called him to Paris, to show his experiments on contact electricity, and a medal was struck in his honor.
He was made a senator of the kingdom of Lombardy.
1.1911encyclopedia.org /V/VO/VOLTA_ALESSANDRO.htm   (208 words)

 Articles - Thomas Graham (chemist)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Graham's Law states: "The rate of effusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of its mass."
Royal Medal of the Royal Society (Given in 1837)
Copley Medal of the Royal Society (Given in 1862)
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Awards Copley Medal: John Theophilus Desaguliers Births March 17 - William Withering, British physicist w..
Awards Copley Medal: Henry Baker Births August 1 – Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, naturalist († 1829)..
Awards Copley Medal: John Harrison Births March 23 - Pierre-Simon Laplace, mathematician († 1827)Ma..
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 Rockefeller University - Newswire
The Copley Medal is the Royal Society’s oldest medal, having been first awarded in 1731 to Stephen Gray.
He was the chair of the Society’s Science in Society Committee, which aims to gain public confidence in science, encourage dialogue between scientists and the public and ensure the public’s voice is heard in science policy making.
The medal will be presented at a ceremony in London on November 30.
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 Royal Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1768 the society sponsored the first scientific expedition to the Pacific, under James Cook, and in 1919 it sent an expedition to photograph the solar eclipse of May 29 from Principe Island in the Gulf of Guinea, which verified Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity and helped make Einstein famous.
Five medals (the Copley Medal, two Royal, the Davy, and the Hughes) are awarded by the society every year, the Rumford and the Darwin medals biennially, the Sylvester triennially, and the Buchanan quinquennially.
The Copley Medal originated in a bequest by Sir Godfrey Copley (1709) and is the most prestigious scientific award in Great Britain.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gbrown/philosophers/leibniz/BritannicaPages/RoyalSociety/RoyalSociety.html   (416 words)

 Press Release - James Watson to Receive Othmer Gold Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Watson was a driving force behind setting up the Human Genome Project, a major factor in his receipt of the 1993 Copley Medal from the Royal Society.
He holds the National Medal of Science, the Philadelphia Liberty Medal, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society.
The medal is presented annually and cosponsored by CHF and four affiliated organizations: the American Chemical Society (ACS), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Chemists’ Club, and the Société de Chimie Industrielle (American Section).
www.chemheritage.org /press/pr_05_jan_22.htm   (677 words)

 Forbes and Tyndall (1873)
Forbes and his supporters on the other; and, finally, I had arrived at a very clear conviction that the claims made for Principal Forbes's work, could not be justified.
A friend of mine, who was a member of the Council, shared these views; and, in order to enable him to enforce them, I undertook to furnish him with a statement which he could lay before the Council when the award of the Copley medal came up for discussion.
It is not necessary to state what took place at the meetings of the Council–suffice it to say that the Copley medal was not awarded to Principal Forbes.
aleph0.clarku.edu /huxley/UnColl/Nature/Letters/Forb&Tyn.html   (632 words)

 WEHI - Press Release: 7th of June, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Previous winners of the Royal Society's Copley Medal include Captain James Cook, Sir Macfarlane Burnet (a former Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) and Howard Florey.
The Royal Society also notes that Professor Miller's work is a significant advance towards designing new methods to improve resistance to infections, producing new vaccines, enhancing graft survival, dealing with immunity and even persuading the immune system to reject cancer cells.
In 1966, at the urging of the newly appointed head of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Gustav Nossal, Miller returned to Australia to be head of the Experimental Pathology Unit of the Institute.
www.wehi.edu.au /news/press/7june01miller.html   (284 words)

 Arizona Mathematics Professor Vladimir Zakharov Winner of 2003 Dirac Medal
TUCSON — The 2003 Dirac Medal has been awarded to Professors Vladimir E. Zakharov and R.H. Kraichnan, announced the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.
Zakharov, Professor with The University of Arizona Department of Mathematics, and former Director of the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics in Moscow, along with Kraichnan, received the Dirac Medal "for their distinct contributions to the theory of turbulence".
The Dirac Medal is awarded each year on the birthday of P.A.M. Dirac, who won the Royal Medal in 1939, the Copley Medal in 1952, and shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with E. Schrödinger in 1933.
math.arizona.edu /events/announcements/2003-10-ZakharovMedal   (255 words)

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