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Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for 2020 Prize, Awards, APS DPP Fellowship, and Executive Committee Elections

Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020

A prize or award presented by the American Physical Society (APS) is one of the highest honors a physicist can receive. The Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) annually solicits nominations for an APS prize and several awards.

The nominator does not have to be an APS member. Anyone except a member of the Nominating Committee may submit one nomination or seconding letter for each prize or award in any given year. Self-nominations are not accepted. Specific eligibility criteria are listed on each award page. Nominators who have an active carry over nomination will receive a reminder email to log in to the nomination system to review and update their nomination as needed. If a nomination is expired, the nominator may submit a new nomination.

Go to the APS Honors page for Prize and Awards and Fellowship Nomination Guidelines.

James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics
Scroll down to Nomination and Selection Process.

Raul Sanchez, Chair
Universidad Carlos III
Email: raul.sanchez@uc3m.es

John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research
Scroll down to Nomination and Selection Process.

Ahmed Diallo, Chair
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Email: adiallo@pppl.gov

Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research
Scroll down to Nomination and Selection Process.

Félice Albert, Chair
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Email: albert6@llnl.gov

Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award
Scroll down to Nomination and Selection Process.

Note: Nominations for the Rosenbluth Thesis Award will require a copy of the dissertation, or the URL address of the dissertation.

Lorin Matthews, Chair
Baylor University
Email: lorin_matthews@baylor.edu

APS DPP Fellowship

Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The DPP strives to attain a diverse representation of Fellows from all areas of the plasma physics community. Go to Nomination Guidelines and nominate a current APS DPP member.

A nominee must be an APS member in good standing as of January 1, 2019 to be eligible for nomination and election to Fellowship. The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to physics for outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Each nomination is evaluated by the DPP Fellowship Committee.

The membership of APS DPP is diverse and global, and the Fellows of APS should reflect that diversity. Nominations of women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists working outside the United States are especially encouraged.

No more than one half of one percent of the Society’s membership (excluding student members) is recognized by their peers for election to the status of APS Fellow. The nominee must be a current member of APS.

Denise Hinkel, Chair
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Email: hinkel1@llnl.gov

Nominating Committee

Division of Plasma Physics members have the opportunity to elect next year’s leadership from a slate of member candidates selected by the DPP Nominating Committee, chaired by Mingsheng Wei. Those elected will start their terms on November 14, 2020. Members will elect a Vice Chair and three Members-at-Large.

How to nominate:

  • The DPP Nominating Committee will consider names submitted by any current APS member.
  • DPP member candidates nominated by at least 1% of DPP membership (26 members) will automatically be placed on the ballot. Each individual nominator must submit a nomination to the Nominating Committee chair with a copy to the DPP Administrator. Only separate nominations from individual DPP members are accepted. Lists of nominators grouped into a single communication will not be accepted.
  • DPP members will have an opportunity to cast votes online or by mail.
  • Submit your candidate's name and affiliation by Wednesday,April 1 to:

Mingsheng Wei, Chair
University of Rochester
Email: mingsheng@lle.rochester.edu


Saralyn Stewart
DPP Administrator
Email: stewart@physics.utexas.edu