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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 | |
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Abbreviation | ICGTMP |

Discipline | Mathematical physics |

Publication details | |

Publisher | Various |

History | 1972–present |

Frequency | Annual (1972-1988), Biennial (1988-present) |

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]}

Number | Year | Location | Wigner Medal awardees^{[3]} |
Proceedings |
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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 |

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

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