Harry Lustig Award

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Harry Lustig

Harry Lustig is widely remembered for his academic achievements as physics professor, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, City College of New York. At APS, he is also remembered for his contributions as secretary‐treasurer from 1985 to 1996 (simultaneously Acting Executive Secretary 1993‐1994) and instrumental role in the formation of the Four Corners Section (4CS). Known for its strong commitment to support the work of physics students, the Section has established the Harry Lustig Award to honor Harry and recognize outstanding graduate student research performed at a Four Corners institution.

Established in 2015, the annual award consists of a $1,000 stipend, a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient, and travel to the annual 4CS meeting. Finalists will be invited to present their work and the recipient will be decided after the finalists’ presentations.

Encourage physics graduate students and honor the memory of Harry Lustig with your gift to help endow the award.

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Giving by Mail

If you prefer to contribute by mail, please make your check payable to the American Physical Society and note "Lustig Award" in the memo. Mail your gift to Irene I. Lukoff, Director of Development, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. For further information about giving, visit Giving Options.

About Harry Lustig

Harry Lustig spent his first career at CCNY, then “retired” to become APS secretary‐treasurer. Harry was important to the early days of the Forum on the History of Physics, and helped establish the endowments for the LeRoy Apker Award, Joseph A. Burton Forum Award, and the Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics. After APS, Harry "retired" again, this time to Santa Fe. His love for the area contributed to his instrumental role in the formation of the Four Corners Section, and he was very active in the affairs of the Section in its early days. Born September 23, 1925, in Vienna, Austria, Harry Lustig passed away March 17, 2011, in Santa Fe.

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