The Wigner Medal
The Wigner Medal is an award designed “to recognize outstanding contributions to the understanding of physics through Group
Theory”. It is administered by the Group Theory and Fundamental Physics Foundation, a
publicly supported organization.
The Wigner Medal is unique because it is a truly international award. It is not affiliated with any state or national society.
The awarded 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 1977/78 and was awarded for the first time at the Integrative Conference on Group Theory
and Mathematical Physics (Group7, 1978) to E. P. Wigner and V. Bargmann.