For what achievement is the Copley Medal awarded?

  • outstanding contributions to dance
  • advancements in cultural understanding
  • outstanding political reporting
  • outstanding research in science correct

    The Royal Society of the U.K. makes an annual award of its oldest and most prestigious award. The Copley Medal recognizes the year's outstanding research achievements and is open to any branch of science. The award presentation recognizes biological and physical sciences, with the awards made alternately on even and odd years, respectively. The first awardings of the Copley Medal recognized the most significant scientific discovery or the most remarkable contribution to science made by experimentation. The Copley Medal is the world's oldest scientific prize. Source:

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