In 2017 the School of Neutron Scattering “Francesco Paolo Ricci” together with the Centro Fermi Italian and the Italian Physical Society (SIF) instituted the “Neutrons Matter” Medal and Prize.
The prize has been promoted jointly by the three Societies on occasion of the 85th and 80th milestones associated with the discovery of the neutron by James Chadwick in 1932 and the patent issued to Enrico Fermi in 1937 for the use of neutrons to enhance artificial radioactivity. The splendid opportunity for the awarding the first “Neutrons Matter” prize was the Neutrons Matter workshop held in Rome on 7-8th November 2017 to celebrate these milestones together with the global community.
The award shall be made for distinguished work carried out early-career researcher. The medal will be silver.