Lorentz medal

The Lorentz medal award was established by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary (11 December 1925) of the doctorate of the theoretical physicist H.A. Lorentz. The gold medal is awarded once every four years to a scientist in recognition of important contributions to (theoretical) physics.

Lorentz medallists

2010

Edward Witten
award ceremony and video portrait

2006

Leo P. Kadanoff
award ceremony and interview

2002

Frank Wilczek
award ceremony and interview

1998

Carl E. Wieman & Eric A. Cornell

1994

Alexander M. Polyakov

1990

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

1986

Gerard 't Hooft

1982

Anatole Abragam

1978

Nicolaas Bloembergen

1974

John H. van Vleck

1970

George E. Uhlenbeck

1966

Freeman J. Dyson

1962

Rudolph E. Peierls

1958

Lars Onsager

1953

Fritz London

1947

Hendrik A. Kramers

1939

Arnold Sommerfeld

1935

Peter Debije

1931

Wolfgang Pauli

1927

Max Planck

read H.G.B. Casimir's reminiscence of the 1931 award ceremony