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
Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
The nomination package must include:
- A letter on not more than 5,000 characters evaluating the qualifications of the nominee(s).
In addition, the nomination should include:
- A biographical sketch.
- A list of the most important publications.
- At least two, but not than four, seconding letters.
- Up to five reprints or preprints.
There may be additional requirements for particular prizes and awards. Please read the rules carefully.
The online nominations system will open toward the end of 2016. Watch for email and website announcements that the site is open to accept new nominations and update material for continuing nominations.
2017 Selection Committee Members: Dana Dattlebaum (Chair), Eric Welle (Vice Chair), Jerry Forbes ('15 Recipient), Bill Proud, Jack Wise
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.
2015 RecipientJerry W. Forbes
Energetics Technology Center
Past Recipients2013: 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