The Wigner Medal
The Wigner Medal, is an award designed “to recognize outstanding contributions to the understanding of physics through Group Theory”. The Wigner Medal is administered by The Group Theory and Fundamental Physics Foundation, a publicly supported organization. Donations are tax deductible as provided pursuant to the provisions of Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code, a federal code of the USA. The Wigner Medal is unique because it is a truly international award. It is not affiliated with any state or national society.
The awardee is chosen by an international selection committee whose members are elected by the Board of Trustees of the Foundation and by the Standing Committee of the International Group Theory Colloquium.
The Wigner Medal was established in 1977/8 and was awarded for the first time at the Integrative Conference on Group Theory and Mathematical Physics (7th International Group Theory Colloquium 1978) to Eugene P. Wigner and Valentine Bargmann.
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