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Hector Medal

Science award for outstanding work in chemical, physical or mathematical and information sciences by a researcher in New Zealand, awarded annually.

Award details

DisciplineChemical sciences; physical sciences; mathematical or information sciences

Award offered: Annually

Prize: Medal

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Please note: From, and including 2017, the Hector Medal has been awarded annually for chemical science, or physical sciences or mathematical and information sciences, rather than one discipline per year in rotation:

to the researcher who, working within New Zealand, has undertaken work of great scientific or technological merit and has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of the particular branch of science.

The medal will not normally be awarded in the same discipline two years in a row.

Current status

The 2019 round has closed. The 2020 round will open in late December/early January with a closing date of 31 March.