Polanyi Medal

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The Polanyi Medal is a biennial award of the Royal Society of Chemistry for outstanding contributions to the field of gas kinetics. The medal is presented at the International Symposium on Gas Kinetics after a plenary lecture given by the prize winner.


The award is named after the Hungarian-British polymath Michael Polanyi, 1891-1976, whose research helped to establish the topic of gas kinetics and reaction dynamics. His son, John Polanyi, received the Polanyi Medal in 1988. [1]


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2020 Stephen Klippenstein [3]
2018 Barbara J. Finlayson-Pitts
2016 James Anderson
2014 Craig Taatjes  [ Wikidata ]
2012 Mario Molina
2010 Stephen Leone
2008 Piero Casavecchia  [ Wikidata ]
2006 Horst Hippler  [ de ]
2004 David Clary
2002 Gus Hancock  [ Wikidata ]
2000 Jürgen Wolfrum  [ de ]
1998 Akkihebbal Ravishankara
1996 John Simons  [ de ]
1994 Mike Pilling  [ Wikidata ] [4]
1992 Jurgen Tröe [sic] [5]
1990 Ian William Murison Smith
1988 John Polanyi
1987 Fred Kaufmann [sic] (awarded posthumously) [6]
1986 Sidney W. Benson  [ Wikidata ]
1984 B. S. Rabinovich  [ Wikidata ]
1982 Brian Thrush
1981 Dudley Herschbach
1979 Richard Zare

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