Nicholson Medal for Human 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.
Rules & Eligibility
The Nicholson Medal for Human Outreach shall be awarded to a physicist who either through 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 2013 prize is July 1, 2013. 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.
Please contact Shelly Johnston for information on submitting updated material for nominations held-over from the previous selection process.
Selection Committee Members: Ivan K. Schuller, Chair; W. Dorland;
2012 Dwight Nicholson Medal for Human Outreach Recipient: