Премия Майкла Фарадея

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Премия Майкла Фарадея (англ. Michael Faraday Prize) — награда, присуждаемая Лондонским королевским обществом за популяризацию науки в Великобритании[1]. Учреждена в 1986 году, названа в честь Майкла Фарадея. Премия состоит из серебряной медали и денежного приза в размере 2500 фунтов стерлингов.

Лауреат должен прочитать лекцию в рамках ежегодной программы Общества, которая обычно проходит в январе следующего после присуждения года. После лекции президент Королевского общества вручает награду.


Год Изображение Имя Номинация Комментарии
1986   Чарльз Тейлор[en] «for his outstanding presentations of physics and applications of physics, aimed at audiences from six-year-old primary school children to adults» [2]
1987     Питер Медавар «for the contribution his books had made in presenting to the public, and to scientists themselves, the intellectual nature and the essential humanity of pursuing science at the highest level and the part it played in our modern culture» [3]
1988   Эрик Кристофер Земан[en] «for the contributions he has made to the popularization of mathematics» [4]
1989   Колин Блэйкмор «for his written, broadcast and public presentations on the science of the brain, which are superbly crafted for lay and expert audiences alike» [5]
1990   Ричард Докинз «for his written, broadcast and public presentations which are accessible, imaginative and enjoyed by large audiences» [6]
1991     Портер, Джордж «in recognition of his outstanding contribution to improving the public understanding of science through his many public lectures and broadcasts, his directorship of the Royal Institution and presidencies of the Royal Society and British Association and his seminal role in the establishment and leadership of COPUS» [7]
1992   Грегори, Ричард[en] «for his many popular books and papers, his countless public lectures and television and radio appearances, and his creation of the Exploratory Hands-on Science Centre in Bristol» [8]
1993   Феллс, Иан[en] «for his many written articles for the national press and popular science journals, his public lectures on many platforms often tailored for school children, and his major contribution in broadcasting where he has had an input to over 350 radio and television programmes» [9]
1994   Бодмер, Вальтер[en] «for his outstanding achievement in raising the public understanding of science and technology as an issue of the highest importance to individual scientists and engineers and to many bodies that represent them» [10]
1995   Иэн Стюарт «for his work in communicating mathematical ideas to the widest possible range of audiences through his many thought-provoking books and magazine articles, his radio and television presentations, and his energetic public lectures in schools and industry on a variety of mathematical and quasi-mathematical topics» [11]
1996   Стив Джонс[en] «for his numerous, wide ranging contributions to the public understanding of science in areas such as human evolution and variation, race, sex, inherited disease and genetic manipulation through his many broadcasts on radio and television, his lectures, popular science books, and his regular science column in The Daily Telegraph and contributions to other newspaper media» [12][13]
1997   Филлипс, Дэвид[en] «for his outstanding talents in the communication of scientific principles, methods and applications to young audiences through his many demonstration lectures with wit, clarity and enthusiasm on a wide variety of topics from basic science to modern laser research and for his major role in various collaborative ventures for young people with the Royal Institution, the British Association and CREST, and for his popular science articles and contributions to a variety of radio and television broadcasts, combined with his full professional workload as Head of Chemistry at Imperial College and overseeing a research group»
1998   Гринфилд, Сьюзен «for her outstanding talents in communicating to the public how the brain works, popularising brain studies via The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, lecturing both in Britain and overseas to a wide variety of audiences, including young people, both in schools and outside the classroom, and through her activities as an author of popular books, newspaper articles and columns and her many television appearances» [14][15]
1999   Уинстон, Роберт[en] «for his outstanding contribution to the public understanding of human infertility and in vitro fertilisation. He has published five books as well as contributing to many newspaper articles. He is renowned as a gifted communicator especially to non-scientists, describing complex issues relating to human infertility clearly and without over-simplification. His major contribution has been in the field of television and radio both hosting and contributing to programmes» [16]
2000   Льюис Вулперт «for his enormous contribution to the public understanding of science most notably through his Chairmanship of COPUS and his varied and wide-ranging television and radio programmes as well as his regular contributions to the national broadsheet newspapers. For over two decades, Lewis Wolpert has brought public attention to many subjects including depression which still carries considerable social stigma through books, lectures, newspaper articles using his own brand of enthusiasm and charisma» [17]
2001     Крото, Харольд «for his dedication to the notion of working scientists being communicators of their work and in particular for his establishment of the Vega Science Trust whose films and related activities reflect the excitement of scientific discovery to the public» [18]
2002   Пол Дейвис on The origin of life. [19][20]
2003   Дэвид Аттенборо on Perception, deception and reality [21]
2004   Мартин Рис on Einstein’s legacy as scientist and icon [22]
2005   Белквиль, Фран[en] on A silent killer [23]
2006   Фортей, Ричард[en] on A natural history of scientists [24]
2007   Аль-Халили, Джим on The House of Wisdom and the legacy of Arabic science [25]
2008   Джон Барроу on Every picture tells a story [26]
2009   Маркус дю Сотой on The secret mathematicians [26]
2010   Бернелл, Джоселин Белл on The end of the world in 2012? Science communication and science scares [26]
2011   Колин Пиллинджер on Stones From the Sky: A Heaven-sent Opportunity to Talk About Science [26]
2012   Брайан Кокс «for his excellent work in science communication» [26]
2013   Клоуз, Франк[en] «for his excellent work in science communication» [26]
2014   Села, Андреа[en] «for his excellent work in science communication» [26]
2015   Уиллис, Кэтрин[en] «for her excellent work in science communication» [26]
2016   Ник Лейн «for his excellent work in science communication» [26]
2017   Мидовник, Марк[en] «for his excellent work in science communication» [26]
2018   Джордж, Даниэлла «for her excellent work in science communication» [26]
2019   Мартин Полякофф «for his exemplary work to promote chemistry to an international audience via YouTube in a way that is understandable to viewers of all ages.» [26]


  1. Michael Faraday Prize. This award is made for excellence in communicating science to UK audiences.. Архивировано 5 октября 2012 года.
  2. Thomas, John Meurig. Michael Faraday and the Royal Institution: The Genius of Man and Place (англ.). — CRC Press, 1991. — P. 201. — ISBN 0-7503-0145-7.
  3. The Biologist (неопр.). — 35. — Bowling Green State University (англ.), 1987.
  4. U.K.'S Royal Society Adds Members (Fee required), The Scientist (5 сентября 1988). Дата обращения 16 марта 2009.
  5. Fazackerley, Anna. Colin Blakemore: Professor No?, The Guardian (11 ноября 2003). Дата обращения 16 марта 2009.
  6. Abel, Donald C. Fifty Readings in Philosophy (неопр.). — 2. — McGraw-Hill Education, 2004. — С. 53. — ISBN 0-07-281886-7.
  7. Prof Lord Porter of Luddenham, OM, The Telegraph (1 сентября 2002). Дата обращения 16 марта 2009.
  8. The Psychologist (неопр.). — 6. — British Psychological Society, 1988. — С. 84.
  9. The conmen and the green professor, The Times (2 октября 2005). Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  10. Year-book of the Royal Society of London (неопр.). — 92. — Harrison and Sons (англ.), 1988. — С. 245. — ISBN 0-85403-343-2.
  11. Don pockets maths fame; 'It's like Ronnie sinking snooker prize' (Fee required), Coventry Evening Telegraph (15 мая 2001). Архивировано 25 октября 2012 года. Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  12. Sleeman, Elizabeth. The International Who's Who 2004 (неопр.). — 67. — Routledge, 2003. — С. 831. — ISBN 1-85743-217-7.
  13. Randerson, James. Top scientist gives up on creationists, The Guardian (30 мая 2006). Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  14. Sleeman, Elizabeth. The International Who's Who 2004 (неопр.). — 67. — Routledge, 2003. — С. 647. — ISBN 1-85743-217-7.
  15. MacLeod, Donald. Royal Society split over Greenfield fellowship, The Guardian (6 февраля 2004). Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  16. Birkett, Dea. The oracle of the ovary, The Guardian (19 августа 2000). Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  17. Lewis Wolpert discusses development and depression. ScienceDirect (18 мая 2004). Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  18. Nobel Prize Winner Sir Harold W. Kroto Joins NaturalNano's Scientific Advisory Board; Nobel Laureate's Discovery Helped Launch the Field of Nanotechnology (Fee required), M2 Presswire (14 декабря 2006). Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  19. Bakewell, Joan. Belief (неопр.). — Duckworth Overlook (англ.), 2005. — С. 84. — ISBN 1-58567-697-7.
  20. Clayton, Philip; Arthur Robert Peacocke. In whom we live and move and have our being: panentheistic reflections on God's presence in a scientific world (англ.). — Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing (англ.), 2004. — P. 266. — ISBN 0-8028-0978-2.
  21. European science – from Nobel to Descartes, Europa (февраль 2005). Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  22. Walden, Brian. A Point of View, England: BBC News (28 марта 2005). Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  23. Fleming, Nic. Laws of attraction in action, The Telegraph (31 января 2006). Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  24. Gage, Logan. Fortey's Ego and the ID, Discovery Institute (14 февраля 2007). Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  25. Al-Khalili, Jim. The Arabic Science That Prefigured Newton, The Guardian (21 января 2008). Дата обращения 17 марта 2009.
  26. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize. The Royal Society. Дата обращения 4 февраля 2012.