Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach
To recognize the humanitarian aspect of physics and physicists. Recognition consists of the Nicholson medal and a certificate which includes the citation for which the recipient has been recognized. Up to $1,500 will be available for the recipient's travel expenses to the meeting at which the Medal is presented. It will be presented annually.
Establishment & Support
This medal was previously named the Nicholson Medal for Humanitarian Service and was established in 1994 by the Division of Plasma Physics and the Forum on Physics and Society. It is sponsored by friends of Dwight Nicholson. The Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public is responsible for administering the Medal.
Rules & Eligibility
The Nicholson Medal for Outreach shall be awarded to a physicist who either through public lectures and public media, teaching, research, or science related activities,
Nominations are active for up 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.
2014 Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach Recipient: