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Prizes & Awards

The Lynam Medal is awarded for best overall final year performance in Applied Physics. It is sponsored by Physicist and entrepreneur Mr. Harry Lynam. Harry has established a number of hugely successful enterprises which have employed a broad range of scientists and engineers in leading edge technologies.

Awards & PrizesThe Plummer Medal is awarded for best overall performance in Physics with Astronomy. Harry Crozier Plummer was born in 1875 and became both Royal Asrtronomer of Ireland and was a former director of Dunsink Observatory.

The Fryar Medal is awarded for best final year project in Physics or Astronomy and was instituted in memory of our departed colleague Dr. Joe Fryar who placed particular emphasis on experimental skills.

Roll of Honour

Lynam Medal

  • 2003 Helen Cathcart
  • 2004 Caroline Banahan
  • 2005 Daniel Foran
  • 2006 Vincent Richardson
  • 2007 David Grimes 
  • 2008 Catherine Doyle 
  • 2009 Thomas Cummins 
  • 2010 Martin Duignan 
  • 2011 Ciarán Gray 
  • 2012 Thomas Butler
  • 2013 R Heunicke

Fryar Medal

  • 2003 Alan Meaney 
  • 2004 John Dardis
  • 2005 Aoibheann Bird
  • 2006 Padraig Bolger
  • 2007 Brian Doohan 
  • 2008 Thomas Kelly 
  • 2009 Kevin Ryan 
  • 2010 Nichola Walsh 
  • 2011 Nuala Byrne 
  • 2012 Thomas Rudden 
  • 2013 Claire O'Connell

Plummar Medal

  • 2007 Christina Duffy 
  • 2008 Christopher Helly 
  • 2009 - 
  • 2010 Nina Hanzlikova 
  • 2011 Mary O'Sullivan 
  • 2012 - 
  • 2013 William Hanks