The Award will be given to an individual or group of researchers not exceeding three, 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 if such a team consist of individuals from both the EU and the USA. The Award consists of a $4000 honorarium and a certificate citing the contribution made by 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
Personal application for the Prize is not permitted; members of the Executive Committee (EXCOM) of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, or members of the BOARD of the EPS Plasma Physics Divisions cannot be nominated. 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). The 2014 Award will have an emphasis on early career.
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 2012 prize was March 25, 2012.Selection Committee Members: Richard Dendy (Chair)(EPS); Juergen Meyer-ter-Vehn (EPS); Christoph Hollenstein (EPS); Frederick Skiff (APS); Ronald R. Parker (APS); Riccardo Betti (APS)
2012 Landau-Spitzer Award Recipient:
Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moscow