Award Winners Copley Medal Winners List

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List of Copley Medal winners from every year the award has been given out. All Copley Medal winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Copley Medal award are listed along with photos for every Copley Medal winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Copley Medal award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Copley Medal are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Copley Medal winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Copley Medal winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Copley Medal winners of all time. Anybody who won the Copley Medal usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Copley Medal-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Copley Medal, so most of the famous Copley Medal winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Copley Medal?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You're able to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you use regularly. List includes Claude Bernard, William Watson and more. (264 items)

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Aaron Klug is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Sir Aaron Klug, OM, FRS is a Lithuanian-born British chemist and biophysicist, and winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his development of crystallographic electron microscopy and his ...more

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Abdus Salam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Mohammad Abdus Salam NI, SPk, KBE, was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who, when he shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to electroweak unification, became the first ...more

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Abraham Trembley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Abraham Trembley
Abraham Trembley was a Swiss naturalist. He is best known for being the first to study freshwater polyps or hydra and for being among the first to develop experimental zoology. His mastery of ...more

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Adam Sedgwick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Adam Sedgwick was one of the founders of modern geology. He proposed the Devonian period of the geological timescale. Later, he proposed the Cambrian period, based on work which he did on Welsh ...more

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Alan Cottrell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Sir Alan Howard Cottrell, FRS was an English metallurgist and physicist.

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Alan Lloyd Hodgkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, OM, KBE, PRS was an English physiologist and biophysicist, who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Huxley and John Eccles.

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Alan R. Battersby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Sir Alan Rushton Battersby FRS is a British organic chemist known for his work on the genetic blueprint, structure, and synthetic pathway of Cyanocobalamin. This came in collaboration with a ...more

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Albert Abraham Michelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Albert Abraham Michelson was an American physicist known for his work on the measurement of the speed of light and especially for the Michelson–Morley experiment. In 1907 he received the Nobel ...more

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the ...more

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Albert Kluyver is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Albert Kluyver
Albert Jan Kluyver ForMemRS was a Dutch microbiologist and biochemist.

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Albert von Kölliker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Albert von Kölliker
Albert von Kölliker was a Swiss anatomist and physiologist.

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Alessandro Volta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta was an Italian physicist and chemist credited with the invention of the first electrical battery, the Voltaic pile, which he invented in 1799 and the ...more

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Alexander R. Todd, Baron Todd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Alexander Robertus Todd, Baron Todd, OM, PRS FRSE was a British biochemist whose research on the structure and synthesis of nucleotides, nucleosides, and nucleotide coenzymes gained him the ...more

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Alexander Stuart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Alexander Stuart
Alexander Stuart FRS FRCP was a British natural philosopher and physician. He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. He graduated from Marischal College in 1691 with an MA and became a ship's surgeon, ...more

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Alexander von Humboldt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von ...more

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Alfred Russel Wallace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Alfred Russel Wallace OM FRS was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural ...more

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Andrew Huxley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, OM, PRS was a Nobel Prize-winning English physiologist and biophysicist. He was born into the prominent Huxley family. After graduating from Westminster School in ...more

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Antoine Henri Becquerel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Antoine Henri Becquerel was a physicist, Nobel laureate, and the discoverer of radioactivity, for work in this field he, along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie and Pierre Curie, received the 1903 ...more

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Archibald Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Archibald Vivian Hill, CH, OBE, FRS, known as A. V. Hill, was an English physiologist, one of the founders of the diverse disciplines of biophysics and operations research. He shared the 1922 ...more

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Arthur Cayley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Arthur Cayley F.R.S. was a British mathematician. He helped found the modern British school of pure mathematics. As a child, Cayley enjoyed solving complex maths problems for amusement. He ...more

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Arthur Evans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Sir Arthur John Evans FRS FREng was an English archaeologist most famous for unearthing the palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete and for developing the concept of Minoan civilization ...more

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Arthur Lewis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Sir William Arthur Lewis was a Saint Lucian economist well known for his contributions in the field of economic development. In 1979 he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.

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Arthur Schuster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Sir Franz Arthur Friedrich Schuster FRS FRSE was a German-born British physicist known for his work in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, optics, X-radiography and the application of harmonic ...more

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Astley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Sir Astley Paston Cooper, 1st Baronet was an English surgeon and anatomist, who made historical contributions to otology, vascular surgery, the anatomy and pathology of the mammary glands and ...more

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August Kekulé is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Copley Medal Winners List
Friedrich August Kekulé, later Friedrich August Kekule von Stradonitz was a German organic chemist. From the 1850s until his death, Kekulé was one of the most prominent chemists in ...more