J.J. and Noriko Sakurai Dissertation Award in Theoretical Particle Physics
The Award recognizes exceptional young scientists who have performed original doctoral thesis work of outstanding scientific quality and achievement in the area of theoretical particle physics. The annual Award consists of $1,500, a certificate citing the accomplishments of the recipient, and an allowance of up to $1,000 for travel to attend a meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields (DPF) or APS, where the Award will be presented.
Establishment & Support
The Award was established in 2010 by the DPF Executive Committee with funding coming from the J.J. Sakurai Prize Fund, in recognition of the role of Noriko Sakurai in the establishment and growth of the fund.
Rules & Eligibility
Nominations will be accepted for any doctoral student studying at a college or university in the United States including their study-abroad programs, for dissertation research carried out in the field of theoretical particle physics. The work to be considered must have been completed as part of the requirements for a doctoral degree. First time nominees for the 2017 Award must have passed their thesis defense between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016.
A candidate may be renominated once for this Award in the year following their original nomination. In this case a new nomination package must be submitted to the Committee, stating that the candidate had been nominated the previous year.
Nomination & Selection Process
Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged.
The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2017 prize is August 1, 2016.
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, have no spaces or special characters, and be no more than fifteen characters. For updating an existing nomination, please click the link above and log into the form using the email address and password you used to created your nominator account.
2017 Selection Committee Members: TBD