2018 De Beers Gold Medal Nominations

Good Day,


You are invited to submit nominations for the 2018 De Beers Gold Medal. The closing date for nominations is 23h59 on Monday, 30 April 2018 and must be sent to the SAIP secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please take note of the following regarding the nominations as outlined in the Bylaws of the SAIP:

·  The award is made for outstanding achievements in any of the following facets of any branch of Physics: research, education, technology and industrial development. As the highest standards are applied, the award is intended to be the greatest distinction that is conferred in South Africa for achievements in Physics.

·  The award or, in exceptional cases, two awards or no award shall be conferred every second year. The award cannot be divided and only one award shall be made to any one person.

·  All members shall be invited to nominate physicists for the award. The submission shall consist of a full Curriculum Vitae of the nominee, accompanied by a substantial motivation that must describe the fields of activity in Physics in which the nominee has excelled, what his/her actual contributions are and the standards by which these contributions have been measured. Nominees must have been normally resident in South Africa up to the closing date set by the Council for the receipt of nominations. Only work done by a South African citizen or South African resident shall be considered for this award. The work must have been done in South Africa or during a temporary visit abroad.


Please also note that previously unsuccessful nominees for the De Beers Gold Medal may be re-nominated. Contact me if you have any further queries.

Yours sincerely,

Prof R Maphanga

SAIP Honorary Secretary

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