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 Medal is now also supported in part by the Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public.
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.
The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2015 prize is September 1, 2015. The nomination must include:
To complete a nomination click here for the electronic submission form. All files should be in PDF format. Letters can be signed electronically (for example, using an embedded facsimile) or physically. In the latter case, they should be digitally scanned. Filenames should include the name of the nominee.
For updating an existing nomination, please click the link above and log into the form using the email address and password you used to create your nominator account.
Selection Committee Members: TBD
2014 Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach Recipient: