The Rank Prizes

The Trustees seek to identify those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sciences, on the one hand of human and animal nutrition and crop husbandry and, on the other, optoelectronics, where an initial idea has been carried through to practical applications that have, or will, demonstrably benefit mankind.  In general, advances in the field of human and animal nutrition and crop husbandry take many years to prove their worth whereas in optoelectronics the time scale is sometimes remarkably short with inventions being acknowledged and marketed within a few years.