The Award will be given to an individual or group of researchers for outstanding theoretical, experimental or technical contribution(s) in plasma physics, and for advancing the collaboration and unity between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) by joint research, or research that advances knowledge which benefits the EU and USA communities in a unique way. The award may be given to a team or collaboration of up to four persons affiliated with either the EU or USA institutions. The Award consists of a $4000 honorarium, travel and a certificate citing the contribution made by the recipient(s). The person or team receiving the award will be offered an invited talk at the forthcoming annual conference of APS-DPP (usually early November) or EPS-DPP (usually end of June, or first week of July), depending on the affiliation of the recipient(s).
Establishment & Support
The American Physical Society (APS) and the European Physical Society (EPS), through their respective Plasma Physics Divisions, will each contribute $2000 per prize.
Rules & Eligibility
Self-nominations are not accepted. Members of the APS Division of Plasma Physics Executive Committee or members of the EPS Plasma Physics Division Board are not eligible.
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.
The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2016 prize was January 31, 2016.Selection Committee Members: Richard Dendy (Chair), David Meyerhofer (Vice Chair), Stefano Atzeni (EPS), Alain Brizard (APS), James Hanson (APS) and Christophe Hollenstein (EPS).
2016 Landau-Spitzer Award Recipient(s):
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
John W. Berkery
Steven Anthony Sabbagh
Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE)
2014: Benedikt Geiger
Michael Van Zeeland
2012: Sergei Anisimov