A. B. Wood Medal

  • Yan Pailhas (Recipient)

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


The A B Wood medal and attendant prize is awarded in alternate years to acousticians based in the UK/Europe (even years) and in the USA/Canada (odd years). It is aimed at younger researchers whose work is associated with the sea. Following his graduation from Manchester University in 1912, Albert Beaumont Wood became one of the first two research scientists at the Admiralty to work on antisubmarine defence. He designed the first directional hydrophone and was well known for the many contributions he made to the science of underwater acoustics and for the help he gave to younger colleagues. The A B Wood Medal was instituted after Albert's death by his many friends on both sides of the Atlantic and was administered by the Institute of Physics until the formation of the Institute of Acoustics.
Degree of recognitionInternational
OrganisationsInstitute of Acoustics

Prize (including medals and awards)

eventAcoustic and Environmental Variability, Fluctuations and Coherence
locationMöller Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Period11 Dec 2016 → 13 Dec 2016


underwater acoustics