George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award
To recognize contributions to understanding condensed matter and non-linear physics through shock compression. This award is to be presented biennially in odd-numbered years and consists of a cash award of $5,000, a plaque citing the accomplishments of the recipient, and an allowance for travel to the meeting at which it is to be presented.
Establishment & Support
The award was established in 1987 by the friends of the Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter Physics. The award was renamed the George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award in 2007.
Rules & Eligibility
All members of the scientific community are eligible for nomination. A single award will normally be given to no more than one individual and will be presented at the biennial Topical Group Conference. Nominations are active for three consecutive reviews.
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 2017 prize is April 1, 2016. The nomination package must include:
To complete a nomination click here for the electronic submission form. All files should be uploaded 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: Jon Eggert, Chair; Naresh Thadhani; Gennady Kanel; Dana Dattelbaum; William Proud
2015 George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award Recipient:
Jerry W. Forbes
Energetics Technology Center
2013: Gennady I. Kanel
2011: James Johnson
2009: Donald Curran
2007: Dennis E. Grady
2005: Vladimir E. Fortov
2003: James Asay
2001: Yogendra Gupta
1999: Lynn M. Barker
1997: Arthur C. Mitchell
William J. Nellis
1995: Thomas J. Ahrens
1993: Robert A. Graham
1991: Levi Vladimirovich Al'tshuler
1989: George E. Duvall
1987: John M. Walsh, Robert McQueen, and Melvin Rice