The Royal Society Kavli Medals for Excellence in Science and Education
THE ROYAL SOCIETY issues two biennial Kavli awards in the United Kingdom. One award recognizes excellence in science education, and the second award is for excellence in all fields of science and engineering relevant to the environment or energy. Both awards are comprised of a bronze gilt medal and a gift of £500.
KAVLI MEDAL AND LECTURE
The Kavli Medal and Lecture is awarded biennially for excellence in all fields of science and engineering relevant to the environment or energy. The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Joint Physical and Biological Sciences Awards Committee.
2011 Kavli Medal Recipient
Professor Clare Grey, Geoffrey Moorhouse Gibson Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, has been awarded the 2011 Kavli Medal and Lecture. Clare Grey is a recognized world leader in the use of solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to study structure and function in inorganic materials. She has pioneered a wide range of novel NMR approaches, and combined these methods with many other structural characterization tools to understand the detailed mechanism of existing materials and thereby to direct the design of new ones. She has pioneered ground-breaking in situ NMR studies of batteries and fuel cells which have provided a greatly enhanced understanding of the processes that occur when a battery charges and discharges, and when a fuel cell operates. This work has a direct and important impact on the optimisation and development of systems for energy storage and conversion.
KAVLI EDUCATION MEDAL
The Kavli Education Medal is awarded biennially by the United Kingdom's Royal Society for any individual who has made a significant impact on science or mathematics education within the UK. The winner of the Kavli Education Medal is selected by the Royal Society Education Committee, which advises Council of the Royal Society on matters relating to education at all levels.
2011 Kavli Education Medal Recipient
In 2011, the first Kavli Education Medal was awarded to Celia Hoyles, Professor of Mathematics Education, Insitute of Education & Director of the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics "in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research in mathematics education."
She began by teaching mathematics in London schools before moving into higher education. She has directed over 30 research and consultancy projects concerned with mathematics at all levels and in a variety of contexts and published widely in articles and books.