International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics


The International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics is an academic conference devoted to applications of group theory to physics. It was founded in 1972 by Henri Bacry and Aloysio Janner. It hosts a colloquium every two years. The ICGTMP is led by a standing committee, which helps select winners for the two major awards presented at the conference: the Wigner Medal and the Weyl Prize.

International Colloquium on Group Theoretical Methods in Physics
DisciplineMathematical physics
Publication details
FrequencyAnnual (1972-1988), Biennial (1988-present)

Wigner MedalEdit

The Wigner Medal is an award designed "to recognize outstanding contributions to the understanding of physics through Group Theory".[1] The Wigner Medal is administered by The Group Theory and Fundamental Physics Foundation, a publicly supported organization. Donations are tax-deductible as provided pursuant to the provisions of Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code, a federal code of the United States.

The award was first presented in 1978 to Eugene Wigner, and was first awarded at the Integrative Conference on Group Theory and Mathematical Physics.[2]

List of conferencesEdit

Number Year Location Wigner Medal awardees[3] Proceedings
1st 1972 Marseille -
2nd 1973 Nijmegen - University of Nijmegen
3rd 1974 Marseille - University of Nijmegen
4th 1975 Nijmegen - Springer
5th 1976 Montreal - Academic Press
6th 1977 Tübingen - Springer
7th 1978 Austin, Texas Eugene Wigner and Valentine Bargmann Springer
8th 1979 Kiryat Anavim - Adam Hilger (Bristol, UK)
9th 1980 Cocoyoc Israel Gel'fand Springer
10th 1981 Canterbury -
11th 1982 Istanbul Louis Michel Springer
12th 1983 Trieste - Springer
13th 1984 Maryland Yuval Ne'eman World Scientific (Singapore)
14th 1985 Seoul -
15th 1986 Philadelphia Feza Gürsey
16th 1987 Varna - Springer
17th 1988 Montreal Isadore Singer
18th 1990 Moscow Francesco Iachello Springer
19th 1992 Salamanca Julius Wess and Bruno Zumino
20th 1994 Toyonaka - World Scientific
21st 1996 Goslar Victor Kac and Robert Moody
22nd 1998 Hobart Marcos Moshinsky
23rd 2000 Dubna Lochlainn O'Raifeartaigh
24th 2002 Paris Harry Jeannot Lipkin CRC Press
25th 2004 Cocoyoc Erdal İnönü CRC Press
26th 2006 New York Susumu Okubo
27th 2008 Yerevan -
28th 2010 Newcastle upon Tyne Michio Jimbo IOP
29th 2012 Tianjin C. Alden Mead[4][5] World Scientific
30th 2014 Ghent Joshua Zak[6] IOP
31st 2016 Rio de Janeiro Bertram Kostant Springer
32nd 2018 Prague Pavel Winternitz IOP

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Wigner Medal Bylaws" (PDF). The Group Theory and Fundamental Physics Foundation. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
  2. ^ "The Wigner Medal". The Group Theory and Fundamental Physics Foundation. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
  3. ^ Wigner Medal Homepage
  4. ^ "Professor Emeritus Alden Mead receives Wigner Medal". University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry. Retrieved 2012-07-16.
  5. ^ "The XXIX International Colloquium on Group-Theoretical Methods in Physics". Chern Institute of Mathematics, Nankai University. Retrieved 2012-07-16.
  6. ^ "Wigner Medal awarded to Professor Joshua Zak". Technion – Israel Institute of Technology – Physics Department. Retrieved 2014-03-18.

External linksEdit

  • ICGTMP Homepage
  • Wigner Medal Homepage