Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, or Optical Physics
To recognize doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in atomic, molecular, or optical physics and to encourage effective written and oral presentation of research results. The award to be given annually consists of $2,500 and a certificate citing the contribution made by the recipient. All finalists will receive a travel stipend of $500.
Establishment & Support
The award was established in 1992 by the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics and is sponsored by members and friends of the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics.
Rules & Eligibility
Doctoral students at any university in the United States or abroad who have passed their thesis defense for the Ph.D. in the disciplines of atomic, molecular, or optical physics any time during the two calendar years preceding the DAMOP Annual Meeting at which the award is to be presented are eligible for the award, except for those whose thesis advisors serve on the current Selection Committee. A student may be a finalist in the competition only once. Eligible non-finalists may only be renominated by submitting an entirely new package, even if it is the same as the original package. Renominations are NOT made automatically.
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 submitting nominations has past. All applications must be submitted to the chair of the DAMOP thesis prize committee by December 1 of the year proceeding the award.
2012 Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in AMO Physics Recipient:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology