# New Prize and Award Recipients

**Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics**

David C. Cassidy (2014 Recipient)
*Hofstra University*

For his foundational studies on the history of quantum mechanics and his nuanced examinations of physics in Germany and the United States, with special attention to the scientific work, personalities, and dilemmas of Heisenberg and Oppenheimer.

**Andreas Acrivos Dissertation Award in Fluid Dynamics**

Bishakhdatta Gayen (2013 Recipient)
*University of California, San Diego*

Turbulence and internal waves in tidal flow over topography.

**Andrei Sakharov Prize**

Omid Kokabee (2014 Recipient)
*Evin Prison, Tehran, Iran*

For his courage in refusing to use his physics knowledge to work on projects that he deemed harmful to humanity, in the face of extreme physical and psychological pressure.

Boris Altshuler (2014 Recipient)
*P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute*

For his life-long struggle for democracy in Russia and for his advocacy on behalf of the rights of neglected children.

**Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics**

Robert Swendsen (2014 Recipient)
*Carnegie Mellon University*

For multiple, groundbreaking algorithmic developments in computational statistical physics.

**Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science**

Mordechai Segev (2014 Recipient)
*Technion - Israel Institute of Technology*

For groundbreaking contributions to the study of light-matter interactions, in particular the discovery of optical spatial solitons in photorefractive media, for milestone contributions to nonlinear waves in photonic lattices, and for the observation of Anderson localization of light.

**Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Biological Physics**

Shiladitya Banerjee (2013 Recipient)
*Syracuse University*

Cell Mechanics: From cytoskeletal dynamics to tissue-scale mechanical phenomena.

**Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics**

Gregory W. Moore (2014 Recipient)
*Rutgers University*

For eminent contributions to mathematical physics with a wide influence in many fields, ranging from string theory to supersymmetric gauge theory, conformal field theory, condensed matter physics and four-manifold theory.

**David Adler Lectureship Award in the Field of Materials Physics**

Paul Canfield (2014 Recipient)
*Iowa State University*

For his development and elucidation of superconductivity in magnesium diboride and iron pnictide compounds, and his outstanding mentoring and enthusiastic communication of the excitement and importance of Materials Physics.

**Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics**

Nora Berrah (2014 Recipient)
*University of Connecticut*

For pioneering experiments on the interaction of atoms, molecules, negative ions and clusters with ionizing vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray photons.

**Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics**

Katherine Myers (2014 Recipient)
*Rutgers University*

The First Determination of the Proton’s Weak Charge Through Parity-Violating Asymmetry Measurements in Elastic e + p and e + Al Scattering.

**Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics**

Paul M. Grant (2014 Recipient)
*W2AGZ Technologies*

For consistently promoting applications of physics and sound science within the broader public sector – encompassing industrial and governmental, as well as primary, secondary, and higher educational institutions and communities worldwide.

**Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach**

E. Dan Dahlberg (2013 Recipient)
*University of Minnesota*

For his unique activities in conveying to the general public the excitement and value of physics predominantly through the development and continued leadership of the program The Physics Force.

Keivan Stassun (2013 Recipient)
*Vanderbilt University*

For founding and leading model programs that successfully address the historic underrepresentation of minorities in PhD programs in physics and related fields.

**Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy & Dynamics**

Lai-Sheng Wang (2014 Recipient)
*Brown University*

For advancing the chemistry and physics of metal clusters using photoelectron spectroscopy, and for innovative development of cluster sources and photoelectron techniques.

**Edward A. Bouchet Award**

Luz Martinez-Miranda (2014 Recipient)
*University of Maryland, College Park*

For her pioneering research on liquid crystals, in particular on the interactions of ordered liquid crystals and nanoparticles and their applications and extensive effort in mentoring and increasing diversity in physics and materials science.

**Einstein Prize**

Irwin I. Shapiro (2013 Recipient)
*Harvard-Smithsonian CFA*

For his contributions to experimental solar system tests of relativistic theories of gravity, and in particular for proposing and measuring the Shapiro time delay effect.

**Excellence in Physics Education Award**

High School Modeling Instruction (2014 Recipient)

For their impacts on physics teaching nationally through Modeling Instruction Workshops and curriculum materials, and for contributions to physics education research through Modeling Theory.

**Fluid Dynamics Prize**

Genevieve Comte-Bellot (2014 Recipient)
*Ecole Centrale de Lyon*

For significant contributions to understanding the physics of turbulent flow, aero-acoustics, and hot-wire anemometry by excellent measurements of mean and fluctuating properties.

**Francis M. Pipkin Award**

Randolf Pohl (2013 Recipient)
*Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics*

For the observation of the 2S state of muonic hydrogen and for a precision measurement of the Lamb shift of muonic hydrogen, which has significant implications for the determination of the charge radius of the proton.

**Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids**

Naomi Halas (2014 Recipient)
*Rice University*

For seminal contributions to our understanding of the photophysics of low dimensional material systems, revealing the rich optical properties of plasmons, excitons, and electrons in confined geometries.

Peter Nordlander (2014 Recipient)
*Rice University*

For seminal contributions to our understanding of the photophysics of low dimensional material systems, revealing the rich optical properties of plasmons, excitons, and electrons in confined geometries.

Tony Heinz (2014 Recipient)
*Columbia University*

For seminal contributions to our understanding of the photophysics of low dimensional material systems, revealing the rich optical properties of plasmons, excitons, and electrons in confined geometries.

**George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award**

Gennady I. Kanel (2013 Recipient)
*Institute for High Temperatures Russian Academy of Science*

For outstanding contribution to the physics of shock waves in condensed matter, discovery and studying anomalous thermal hardening, superheated solid states, failure wave phenomena, investigations of sub-microsecond strength properties of materials over a wide range of load durations and temperatures.

**George E. Pake Prize**

Dale Compton (2014 Recipient)
*Purdue University*

For exemplary leadership of corporate automotive R&D at a critical time for the industry and for important individual achievements in experimental solid state physics.

**Hans A. Bethe Prize**

Karl Ludwig Kratz (2014 Recipient)
*Max Planck Institute for Chemistry*

For his ground breaking and visionary work towards developing a cohesive picture of the r-process by employing novel experimental techniques to study the decay of nuclei far from stability, working with observations of astronomers, models of astrophysicists and nuclear theorists, and the geochemical analyses of meteorites.

**Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics**

Daniel A. Dwyer (2014 Recipient)
*Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory*

For innovative contributions to neutrino physics, particularly the broad and substantial role he played in commissioning, calibration and analysis in the Daya Bay measurement of the mixing angle theta-13.

**Herbert P. Broida Prize**

Daniel M. Neumark (2013 Recipient)
*University of California, Berkeley*

For his pioneering work in reaction and cluster dynamics using transition state spectroscopy and time-resolved femtosecond photoelectron spectroscopy.

**Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics**

John W. Negele (2014 Recipient)
*Massachusetts Institute of Technology*

For lifetime contributions to nuclear many-body theory including identifying mechanisms for saturation and relating the Skyrme interaction to fundamental nuclear forces; and for initiating and leading efforts to understand the nucleon using lattice QCD.

**I.I. Rabi Prize in Atomic, Molecular & Optical Phy**

Markus Greiner (2013 Recipient)
*Harvard University*

For seminal contributions to the field of ultracold atoms, including the observation of the superfluid-to-Mott-insulator transition, the study of the BEC-BCS cross over for fermions, and the development of imaging techniques for atoms in optical lattices with single-atom resolution

**Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics**

Wilson Ho (2013 Recipient)
*University of California, Irvine*

For his development and application of transformative experiments that have allowed the visualization of physical and chemical phenomena within molecules at the atomic scale.

**J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics**

David A. Kosower (2014 Recipient)
*CEA-SACLAY*

For pathbreaking contributions to the calculation of perturbative scattering amplitudes, which led to a deeper understanding of quantum field theory and to powerful new tools for computing QCD processes.

Zvi Bern (2014 Recipient)
*University of California, Los Angeles*

For pathbreaking contributions to the calculation of perturbative scattering amplitudes, which led to a deeper understanding of quantum field theory and to powerful new tools for computing QCD processes.

Lance J. Dixon (2014 Recipient)
*SLAC*

For pathbreaking contributions to the calculation of perturbative scattering amplitudes, which led to a deeper understanding of quantum field theory and to powerful new tools for computing QCD processes.

**J.J. and Noriko Sakurai Dissertation Award in Theoretical Particle Physics**

Roberto Vega-Morales (2014 Recipient)

For his unique contributions to current and future investigations of the newly discovered 125 GeV Higgs boson.

**James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials**

Zhong Lin Wang (2014 Recipient)
*Georgia Institute of Technology*

For seminal contributions to the synthesis, fundamental understanding, and applications of ZnO nanostructures in sensing, energy harvesting, and piezotronics.

**James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics**

Clifford Surko (2014 Recipient)
*University of California, San Diego*

For the invention of and development of techniques to accumulate, confine, and utilize positron plasmas, and for seminal experimental studies of waves and turbulence in tokamak plasmas.

**John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research**

Chris Hegna (2014 Recipient)
*University of Wisconsin, Madison*

For the theoretical prediction and experimental demonstration of neoclassical tearing mode stabilization by localized electron cyclotron current drive.

Robert J. LaHaye (2014 Recipient)
*General Atomics*

For the theoretical prediction and experimental demonstration of neoclassical tearing mode stabilization by localized electron cyclotron current drive.

Olivier Sauter (2014 Recipient)
*Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne*

For the theoretical prediction and experimental demonstration of neoclassical tearing mode stabilization by localized electron cyclotron current drive.

Hartmut Zohm (2014 Recipient)
*Max Planck Institute fur Plasmaphsik*

For the theoretical prediction and experimental demonstration of neoclassical tearing mode stabilization by localized electron cyclotron current drive.

James D. Callen (2014 Recipient)
*University of Wisconsin, Madison*

For the theoretical prediction and experimental demonstration of neoclassical tearing mode stabilization by localized electron cyclotron current drive.

**John H. Dillon Medal**

Ryan C. Hayward (2014 Recipient)
*University of Massachusetts, Amherst*

For remarkably innovative and creative approaches to the design, realization, and analysis of responsive polymer gels and self-assembled systems.

**John Wheatley Award**

Sultana Nahar (2013 Recipient)
*The Ohio State University*

For efforts to promote physics research and teaching through collaboration, mentoring, and philanthropy in several third-world countries, and in particular for her promotion, as both an advocate and role model, of Muslim women scientists.

**Jonathan Reichert and Barbara Wolff-Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction**

Gabriel C. Spalding (2014 Recipient)
*Illinois Wesleyan University*

For introducing contemporary concepts and significant enhancements to "beyond-first-year" physics laboratory courses, and for playing a key role in organizing the nation-wide Advanced Laboratory Physics Association and being its first president.

**Joseph A. Burton Forum Award**

Michael M. May (2014 Recipient)
*Stanford University*

For his significant and sustained contributions to technical and policy issues pertaining to nuclear weapons, nuclear terrorism, energy and environmental impact; for mentoring generations of students and colleagues on these issues; and for efforts to increase public understanding and awareness on these issues.

**Joseph F. Keithley Award for Advances in Measurement Science**

Franz J. Giessibl (2014 Recipient)
*Universitaet Regensburg*

For the invention of highly improved sensor technology for atomic force microscopy and the demonstration of the novel capabilities that this enabled.

**Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize**

Edward Ott (2014 Recipient)
*University of Maryland, College Park*

For pioneering contributions in nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory that have been uniquely influential for physicists and scientists in many field, and for communicating the beauty and unifying power of these concepts to remarkably diverse audiences.

**Landau-Spitzer Award**

Benedikt Geiger (2014 Recipient)
*Max Planck Institute fur Plasmaphsik*

For greater understanding of energetic particle transport in tokamaks through collaborative research.

David Pace (2014 Recipient)
*General Atomics*

For greater understanding of energetic particle transport in tokamaks through collaborative research.

Michael Van Zeeland (2014 Recipient)
*General Atomics*

For greater understanding of energetic particle transport in tokamaks through collaborative research.

Manuel Garcia-Munoz (2014 Recipient)
*University of Seville*

For greater understanding of energetic particle transport in tokamaks through collaborative research.

**Lars Onsager Prize**

Grigory E. Volovik (2014 Recipient)
*Aalto University School of Science*

For their contribution to a comprehensive classification of topological defects in condensed matter phases with broken symmetry, culminating in the prediction of half-quantum vortices in superfluid He-3 and related systems.

Vladimir P. Mineev (2014 Recipient)
*CEA Grenoble*

For their contribution to a comprehensive classification of topological defects in condensed matter phases with broken symmetry, culminating in the prediction of half-quantum vortices in superfluid He-3 and related systems.

**LeRoy Apker Award**

Guy Geyer Marcus (2013 Recipient)
*Wesleyan University*

Rotational Dynamics of Anisotropic Particles in Turbulence: Measurements of Lagrangian Vorticity and the Effects of Alignment with the Velocity Gradient.

Hao Shi (2013 Recipient)
*Rochester Institute of Technology*

Torsional Optomechanics: A Dialogue Between Spinning Photons and Twisting Oscillators.

**Leo Szilard Lectureship Award**

M.V. Ramana (2014 Recipient)
*Princeton University*

For outstanding contributions to promote global security issues, through critical analyses of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy programs in India and associated risks in the subcontinent, and efforts to promote peace and nuclear security in South Asia through extensive engagements and writings.

Ramamurti Rajaraman (2014 Recipient)
*Jawaharlal Nehru University*

For outstanding contributions to promote global security issues, through critical analyses of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy programs in India and associated risks in the subcontinent, and efforts to promote peace and nuclear security in South Asia through extensive engagements and writings.

**Maria Goeppert Mayer Award**

Ana Maria Rey (2014 Recipient)
*University of Colorado*

For her pioneering research on developing fundamental understanding and control of novel quantum systems and finding applications for a wide range of scientific fields including quantum metrology and emerging interface between AMO, condensed matter, and quantum information science.

**Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award**

Carlos Paz-Soldan (2013 Recipient)
*Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education*

For experimental research that conclusively demonstrated effective stabilization of the deleterious resistive wall mode in a linear plasma column by rotating conducting shells, and for perceiving how error fields affect kink mode stability asymmetrically for differentially rotating walls.

**Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics**

Robert H. Austin (2014 Recipient)
*Princeton University*

For his wide-ranging contributions to biological physics encompassing all scales from the molecular to that of organismic populations. His early insights on how nanotechnology and microfabrication can be employed have uncovered both new physics and revolutionized the laboratory practice of biology.

**Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics**

David C. Moore (2013 Recipient)
*Stanford University*

A search for low-mass dark matter with the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search and the development of highly-multiplexed phonon-mediated particle detectors.

**Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics**

Michael Wall (2014 Recipient)
*Colorado School of Mines*

For work on quantum dynamics of many-body systems including long-range interactions, in particular, the development of the molecular Hubbard Hamiltonian, study of fermion pairing and formation of weakly bound molecules in an optical lattice, and implementations of numerical algorithms for matrix product states.

**Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize**

Philip Kim (2014 Recipient)
*Columbia University*

For his discoveries of unconventional electronic properties of graphene.

**Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in AMO Physics**

Thibault Peyronel (2014 Recipient)
*Massachusetts Institute of Technology*

Quantum Nonlinear Optics using cold atomic ensembles.

**Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Beam Physics Award**

Sebastien Corde (2013 Recipient)
*SLAC*

For outstanding experimental work in laser-driven plasma wakefield acceleration utilizing detailed measurements of betatron radiation spectra to reveal new aspects of plasma wakefield physics, and for demonstrating a novel, compact configuration of laser wakefield accelerator producing bright x-rays.

**Polymer Physics Prize**

Karl Freed (2014 Recipient)
*University of Chicago*

For outstanding theoretical contributions to the fundamental understanding of the statistics of isolated chains, polymer dynamics, phase behavior of blends, and equilibrium polymerization.

**Prize for Industrial Applications of Physics**

John Woollam (2013 Recipient)
*University of Nebraska*

For sustained contributions to commercialization of spectroscopic ellipsometry, including greatly improved instrumentation and numerous new applications.

**Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution**

Thomas Solomon (2014 Recipient)
*Bucknell University*

For groundbreaking contributions to chaos and nonlinear dynamics through precise table-top experiments in fluid systems and for outstanding mentoring of undergraduate students at all levels.

**Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators**

Kwang-Je Kim (2014 Recipient)
*Argonne National Laboratory*

For his pioneering theoretical work in synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers that laid the foundation for both third and fourth generation x-ray sources.

**Stanley Corrsin Award**

Eberhard Bodenschatz (2014 Recipient)
*Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization*

For seminal contributions to experimental techniques that enabled quantitative Lagrangian measurements which opened a new subfield of turbulence research.

**Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research**

Ilya Dodin (2014 Recipient)
*Princeton University*

For the prediction of interesting new wave effects in non-stationary plasmas and for the elegant variational formulation of wave-particle and wave-wave interactions that generalizes the ponderomotive force theory.

**Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics**

William A. Zajc (2014 Recipient)
*Columbia University*

For his contributions to Relativistic Heavy-Ion Physics, in particular for his leading role in the PHENIX experiment, as well as for his seminal work on identical two-particle density interferometry as an experimental tool.

**W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics**

Kam-Biu Luk (2014 Recipient)
*University of California, Berkeley*

For their leadership of the Daya Bay experiment, which produced the first definitive measurement of the theta-13 angle of the neutrino mixing matrix.

Yifang Wang (2014 Recipient)
*Institute of High Energy Physics*

For their leadership of the Daya Bay experiment, which produced the first definitive measurement of the theta-13 angle of the neutrino mixing matrix.

**Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases**

David Graves (2014 Recipient)
*University of California, Berkeley*

For contributions to the science and technology of low temperature plasmas, plasma surface interactions and complex plasmas through fundamental measurements and modeling.