Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal

The call for nominations are currently closed

Referee reports for the 2021 round are due by 22 June 2020. The Nominations for the 2022 award will open in early 2021

Award background and eligibility

The Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal is a career award that commemorates the contribution of Sir Thomas Ranken Lyle, FRS, to Australian science and industry generally and in particular to his own fields of physics and mathematics. The purpose of the medal is to recognise outstanding achievement by a scientist in Australia for research in mathematics or physics.

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This award is open to nominations for candidates from all genders. The Australian Academy of Science encourages nominations of female candidates and of candidates from a broad geographical distribution.

Career awards recognise achievement over a career of whatever length.

Candidates may be put forward for more than one award. If a proposed candidate is already the recipient of an Academy award, the second award must be for a distinct, additional, body of work undertaken since the first award, and/or work in a different field.


(Please submit your nominations using the Nominate button found on the left of this webpage)


Awarded by the ANRC

  • 1953—J.L. Pawsey
  • 1951—T.M. Cherry
  • 1949—K.E. Bullen
  • 1947—J.C. Jaeger; D.F. Martyn
  • 1941—G.H. Briggs; T.G . Room
  • 1935—J.R. Wilton

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