Prizes, Awards & Fellows
Prizes & Awards
APS Prizes and Awards recognize outstanding achievements in research, education and public service. With few exceptions, they are open to all members of the scientific community in the U.S. and abroad. The nomination and selection procedure, involving APS-appointed selection committees, guarantees their high standards and prestige.
Recipient Spotlight2016 Jonathan F. Reichert and Barbara Wolff-Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction Recipient
Van D. Bistrow
University of Chicago
Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. Any active APS member is eligible for nomination and election to APS Fellowship. The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education.
APS Fellow Archive
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APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research
The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2017 APS Medal is coming up on August 1, 2016. The prize recognizes contributions of the highest level that advance our knowledge and understanding of the physical universe in all its facets.
Outstanding Journal Referees
This program recognizes those scientists who have been exceptionally helpful in assessing journals manuscripts for publication.