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Science Theatre: A free event celebrating the Edinburgh Medal

Science Theatre: A free event celebrating the Edinburgh Medal

The 2011 Edinburgh Medal Recipient is Professor Carl Djerassi, chemist, novelist, playwright and co-inventor of the first oral contraceptive. In advance of his Edinburgh Medal Address, Professor Djerassi is presenting Science Theatre at the Traverse on Sunday 10 April, a unique opportunity to explore the fusion of science and the arts.

By Vikki Jones on Fri 08 April 2011

Inventor of First Oral Contraceptive Pill Announced as Recipient of 2011 Edinburgh Medal

Inventor of First Oral Contraceptive Pill Announced as Recipient of 2011 Edinburgh Medal

The recipient of the 23rd Edinburgh Medal was announced today as Professor Carl Djerassi, an American chemist, novelist and playwright and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. He is best known for his contribution to the development of the first oral contraceptive pill in 1951, for which he won the National medal of Science in the USA.

By Vikki Jones on Fri 08 April 2011

PROFESSOR PETER HIGGS AND CERN AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS EDINBURGH MEDAL AT EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL

PROFESSOR PETER HIGGS AND CERN AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS EDINBURGH MEDAL AT EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL

For the first time in its 25 year history, the prestigious Edinburgh Medal was awarded, at a ceremony in Edinburgh’s Signet Library this evening, jointly to an inspirational and world renowned scientist, Edinburgh’s own Professor Peter Higgs, and to the world-class organisation, CERN, in celebration of the spirit of collaboration in modern scientific endeavour.

By Frances Sutton on Sun 24 March 2013

Edinburgh Medal Awarded to Professor Peter Higgs and CERN

Edinburgh Medal Awarded to Professor Peter Higgs and CERN

The Edinburgh Medal is a prestigious award given each year to men and women of science and technology whose professional achievements are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and well-being of humanity.  Last night at Edinburgh’s Signet Library the Edinburgh Medal was awarded to an inspirational and world renowned scientist, Edinburgh’s own Professor Peter Higgs, and to the world-class organisation, CERN.  

By Laura Bain on Mon 25 March 2013

Higgs is fourth Edinburgh Medallist to be awarded Nobel prize

Higgs is fourth Edinburgh Medallist to be awarded Nobel prize

Professor Peter Higgs, emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh, became the fourth recipient of the Edinburgh Medal to go on to receive a Nobel prize when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics this week.

By Laura Bain on Thu 10 October 2013

Let science into your heart this Valentine’s Day with Edinburgh International Science Festival

Let science into your heart this Valentine’s Day with Edinburgh International Science Festival

In 2014, Edinburgh International Science Festival celebrates ‘Science at the Heart of Everything’, inviting audiences of all ages to discover the science all around us over two weeks from 5 – 20 April.

By Liz Wallace on Fri 14 February 2014