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James Clerk Maxwell Early Career Writer's Prize 2008-2018


Please note that this prize scheme is no longer available.

James Clerk Maxwell began writing scientific papers when he was a teenager. His first paper On the description of oval curves, and those having a plurality of foci was read for him at the Royal Society of Edinburgh by Professor James Forbes, who later became his teacher in Natural Philosophy when he enrolled in the University of Edinburgh. The encouragement of the young Maxwell by those already in the profession stimulated Maxwell to aspire to pursue a career in Natural Philosophy that combined research and teaching. Throughout that career Maxwell's scientific papers covering a wide range of topics at the forefront of his subjects were characterised by thoroughness, lucidity and the thoughtful use of clear language.

For his research James Clerk Maxwell won the Adams Prize from Cambridge, the Rumford Medal from the Royal Society of London and the Keith Prize from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. These prizes enhanced his standing among his contemporaries and we hope that they also helped our past winners establish a succesful career in science.

2018 Sebastian Ritterbex

Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University, 2-5 Bunkyo-cho, Matsuyama 790-8577, Japan

S. Ritterbex, P. Hirel, P. Carrez

On low temperature glide of dissociated <1 1 0> dislocations in strontium titanate

Philosophical Magazine, Volume 98, Issue 15, Pages 1397-1411

2017 Sebastian Widmann

Universitaet Augsburg, Experimentalphysik 5 Universitaetsstr. 1 D-86159 Augsburg Germany

S. Widmann, E. Ruff, A. Günther, H.-A. Krug von Nidda, P. Lunkenheimer, V. Tsurkan, S. Bordács, I. Kézsmárki & A. Loidl

On the multiferroic skyrmion-host GaV4S8

Philosophical Magazine, Volume 97, Issue 36, Pages 3428-3445

2016 Ryan Sills

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA

R. B. Sills W. Cai

Solute drag on perfect and extended dislocations

Philosophical Magazine, Volume 96 Issue 10 Pages 895-921

2015 Marion Fourmeau

Stiftelsen SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway

M. Fourmeau C.D. Marioara T. Børvik A. Benallal O.S.Hopperstad

A study of the influence of precipitate-free zones on the strain localization and failure of the aluminium alloy AA7075-T651

Philosophical Magazine, Volume 95 Issue28-30 Pages 3278-3304

2014 Alexandros Aperis

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden

P. Kotetes A. Aperis G. Varelogiannis

Magnetic-field-induced chiral hidden order in URu2Si2

Philosophical Magazine, Volume 94 Issue 32-33 Pages 3789-3802

2013 Niaz Abdolrahim

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Niaz Abdolrahim, David F. Bahr, Benjamin Revard, Cassandra Reilly, Jia Ye, T. John Balk Hussein M. Zbib

The mechanical response of core-shell structures for nanoporous metallic materials

Philosophical Magazine, Volume 93 Issue 7 Pages 736 - 748

2012 Keith Chan

Center for Magnetic Recording Research, University of California- San Diego, USA

Keith T. Chan, Jimmy J. Kan, Christopher Doran, Lu Ouyang

Controlled growth behavior of chemical vapor deposited Ni nanostructures

Philosophical Magazine, Volume 92 Issue 17 Pages 2173 - 2186

2011 Srikanth Patala

Northwestern University, USA

S. Patala, C.A. Schuh

Application of operator-scaling anisotropic random fields to binary mixtures

Philosophical Magazine, Volume 91 Issue 10, Pages 1489 - 1508

2010 Julian J. Rimoli

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (formerly of California Institute of Technology)

J. J. Rimoli, M. Ortiz

A three-dimensional multiscale model of intergranular hydrogen-assisted cracking

Philosophical Magazine, Volume 90 Issue 21, Pages 2939 – 2963

2009 Giovanni Bonny

Nuclear Materials Science Institute, SCK-CEN, Belgium

G. Bonny, R. C. Pasianot, L. Malerba

Fitting interatomic potentials consistent with thermodynamics: Fe, Cu, Ni and their alloys

Philosophical Magazine, Volume 89 Issue 34 Pages 3451 – 3464

2008 Ai Leen Koh

Stanford University, USA

A.L. Koh, W. Hu, R.J. Wilson, S.X. Wang, R. Sinclair

Preparation, structural and magnetic characterization of synthetic anti-ferromagnetic (SAF) nanoparticles

Philosophical Magazine, Volume 88 issue 36 Pages 4225-4241

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