ICTP's Dirac Medal, first awarded in 1985, is given in honour of
P.A.M. Dirac, one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century
and a staunch friend of the Centre. It is awarded annually on
Dirac's birthday, 8 August, to scientists who have made significant
contributions to theoretical physics. The Medallists also receive a
prize of US$ 5,000.
An international committee of distinguished scientists selects the winners from a list of nominated candidates. The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2014 medal has passed.
The Dirac Medal is not awarded to Nobel Laureates, Fields Medallists, or Wolf Foundation Prize winners, although many Dirac Medallists have proceeded to win these prestigious prizes.