Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases
The prize consists of $10,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. An allowance will be provided for travel expenses of the recipient to the meeting of the Society at which the prize is bestowed. The prize is awarded in even-numbered years.
Establishment & Support
The prize was established in 1989 by contributions from American Telephone and Telegraph, General Electric, General Telephone and Electronics, International Business Machines, and Xerox Corporations in recognition of the outstanding contributions of Will Allis to the study of ionized gases.
Rules & Eligibility
Nominations are open to scientists of all nations regardless of the geographical location at which the work was done. The prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person but the prize may be shared when all recipients have contributed to the same accomplishment. Nominations are active for three years.
Nomination & Selection Process
Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
The nomination package must include:
- A letter of not more than 5,000 characters evaluating the qualifications of the nominee(s).
in addition, the nomination should include:
- A biographical sketch.
- A list of the most important publications.
- At least two, but not more than four, seconding letters.
- Up to five reprints or preprints.
To start a new or update a continuing nomination, please see the Prize & Award Nomination Guidelines.
2018 Selection Committee Members: TBD
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.
2016 RecipientKlaus Bartschat
Past Recipients2014: David B. Graves
2012: Philip G. Burke
2010: Mark J. Kushner
2008: Kenneth Kulander
2006: Michael A. Lieberman
2004: John W. McConkey
2002: Alan Garscadden
2000: John Francis Waymouth
1998: M. Raymond Flannery
1996: Chun Chia Lin
1994: Eldon E. Ferguson
1992: James E. Lawler
1990: Arthur V. Phelps