Awards and Organizations

Some of the major awards and organizations in the field of physics are explained in this section. Here you will learn about the some of the major awards scientists can earn.


How cool would that be to stand amongst the company of fellow laureates like Mother Teresa or Albert Einstein? We have some ideas for scoring you one (nominating yourself isn't one of them).

Whether you invented a revolutionary pair of skivvies or a way to turn cow manure into vanilla flavoring, we have an award for you. The Ig Nobels are proving that science isn't all seriousness and superstring theory.

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We've all heard about this prestigious prize, but why is it such an honor, exactly? Learn the history and process of the awards and the winners, and see what makes the Nobel Prize such a distinguished accomplishment.