Copley Medal

award given by the Royal Society of London

The Copley Medal is an award given by the Royal Society, for "outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science." It alternates between the physical and the biological sciences. Given every year, the medal is the oldest Royal Society medal awarded and the oldest surviving scientific award in the world, having first been given in 1731 to Stephen Gray, for "his new Electrical Experiments: – as an encouragement to him for the readiness he has always shown in obliging the Society with his discoveries and improvements in this part of Natural Knowledge".
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award received: Copley Medal

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Charles Darwin

British naturalist, author of "On the origin of species, by means of natural selection"

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The Parasitic Habits of Molothrus ( 1881 )

journal article; published in Nature on 1881-11-01

author: Charles Darwin

On the Tendency of Species to form Varieties; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection ( 1858 )

paper resulting from the joint presentation of 2 scientific papers to the Linnean Society on 1 July 1858 by Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin

author: Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace

On the Transportal of Erratic Boulders from a lower to a higher level ( 1848 )

scientific article (publication date: February 1848)

author: Charles Darwin

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Albert Einstein

German-born physicist; developer of the theory of relativity

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On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies ( 1905 )

journal article by Albert Einstein, published 1905

author: Albert Einstein

Why Socialism? ( 1949 )

Article by Albert Einstein

author: Albert Einstein

Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality Be Considered Complete? ( 1935 )

scholarly article by Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, and Nathan Rosen published in 'Physical Review' in 15 May 1935

author: Albert Einstein, Boris Podolsky, Nathan Rosen

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Roger Penrose

English mathematical physicist, recreational mathematician and philosopher

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Alexander von Humboldt

Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer

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Michael Atiyah

British mathematician

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