New APS Prizes and Awards Recipients Announced
The American Physical Society (APS) has announced the Society’s spring 2019 prize and award recipients, and the 2018 Apker Award and Nicholson Medal recipients. In addition to the 2019 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research awarded to Bertrand Halperin (Harvard), a total of 61 awards and prizes was announced.
This year’s honors include three new awards: the Richard A. Isaacson Award in Gravitational-Wave Science, recognizing outstanding contributions in gravitational-wave physics, gravitational-wave astrophysics, and the technologies that enable this science; the Irwin Oppenheim Award, honoring outstanding contributions to physics by early career scientists who publish in Physical Review E; and the Leo P. Kadanoff Prize, recognizing one or more scientists’ contributions to statistical or nonlinear physics.
With few exceptions, APS prizes and awards are open to all members of the scientific community in the U.S. and abroad. The nomination and selection procedure, carried out by APS-appointed selection committees, guarantees high standards and prestige. These honors are highly regarded, and represent critical recognition from the recipients' most discerning audience, their peers.
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