To recognize a particular recent outstanding achievement in plasma physics research. The award consists of $5,000 to be divided equally in the case of multiple recipients, and includes a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient or recipients, to be presented at an award ceremony at the Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting Banquet. It will be awarded annually.
Establishment & Support
This award was established in 1981 with support from friends of the Division of Plasma Physics and has recently benefited from a joint compaign with UCLA and friends and family of John Dawson. The award was previously named the Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics.
Rules & Eligibility
Nominations are open to scientists of all nationalities regardless of the geographical site at which the work was done. It may be a given to a set of individuals as well as to individual scientists, as appropriate, to honor those who make essential contributions to the cited research achievement. Nominations are active for three years.
Nomination & Selection Process
Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.
This year’s deadline has passed. Please check back soon for next year’s nomination information and deadline.
2013 John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research Recipient(s):
University of York
John R. Ferron
Thomas H. Osborne