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.
This year’s deadline has passed. Next prize to be awarded in 2017.
2015 George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award Recipient:
Jerry W. Forbes
Energetics Technology Center