Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics
The purpose of the award is to recognize doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in computational physics and to encourage effective written and oral presentation of research results. The award consists of $2,500 and a certificate to be presented at an awards ceremony at the Division of Computational Physics annual meeting and an additional allowance of up to $1,500 to travel to the meeting. The recipient will be invited to present his or her work in an appropriate session of the meeting. The award will be presented annually.
Establishment & Support
The award is supported by the Division of Computational Physics.
Rules & Eligibility
The Division of Computational Physics is pleased to announce its annual competition for the Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics. The deadline for nominations is July 1st. Nominations will be accepted for any doctoral student (present or past) in any country for work performed as part of the requirements for a doctoral degree. Nominees must have pass their thesis defense not more than 18 months before the nomination deadline. An individual can be nominated only once; however, an unsuccessful candidate will be carried over for one year.
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 for the 2017 prize is July 1, 2016. The nomination package should include:
The file or directory should contain all nomination materials and a copy of all reference letters and be sent to the chair of the reviewing committee:
2017 Selection Committee Members: Ching Fong (Chair), Michelle Johannes, Mark Novatny, Klaus Bartschat, Remi Lehe (2016 recipient)
2016 Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics Recipient:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2015: William East
2014: Michael Wall
2013: David Yllanes
2012: Justin Weber
2011: Dmitry Fedosov
2010: Ken Kamrin
2009: Chao Cao
2008: Soon Yong Chang
2007: Chengkun Huang
2006: Joseph A. Barranco
2005: Harald P. Pfeiffer
2004: Joerg Rottler
2003: Frans Pretorius
2002: Nadia Lapusta
2001: John Ernest Pask
2000: Michael L. Falk
1999: Luis Lehner