Lorentz Medal is a distinction awarded every four years by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. It was established in 1925 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the doctorate of Hendrik Lorentz. The medal is given for important contributions to theoretical physics, though in the past there have been some experimentalists among its recipients.[1]

Many of the award winners later received a Nobel Prize.[2]


Year Recipients
2018 Juan M. Maldacena
2014 Michael Berry
2010 Edward Witten
2006 Leo P. Kadanoff
2002 Frank Wilczek
1998 Carl E. Wieman and Eric A. Cornell
1994 Alexander Polyakov
1990 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
1986 Gerard 't Hooft
1982 Anatole Abragam
1978 Nicolaas Bloembergen
1974 John H. van Vleck
1970 George Uhlenbeck
1966 Freeman J. Dyson
1962 Rudolf E. Peierls
1958 Lars Onsager
1953 Fritz London
1947 Hendrik A. Kramers
1939 Arnold Sommerfeld
1935 Peter Debye
1931 Wolfgang Pauli
1927 Max Planck