Hans A. Bethe Prize
To recognize outstanding work in theory, experiment or observation in the areas of astrophysics, nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, or closely related fields. The prize consists of $10,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. It is presented annually.
Establishment & Support
This prize is endowed by contributions from the Division of Astrophysics, the Division of Nuclear Physics and friends of Hans A. Bethe to honor him for his outstanding and numerous accomplishments in both astrophysics and nuclear physics.
Rules & Eligibility
This Award is made annually to one individual for outstanding accomplishments in the areas of astrophysics, nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, or closely related fields. It is open to any scientist working in these areas, worldwide. Nominations are active for 3 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: Robert B. Wiringa (Chair), Dan Kasen, Marc Kamionkowski, Manuel Piembert, Yongzhong Qian,
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.
2017 RecipientStuart L. Shapiro
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Past Recipients2016: Vassiliki Kalogera
2015: James Lattimer
2014: Karl Ludwig Kratz
2013: George M. Fuller
2012: Manuel Peimbert
2011: Christopher J. Pethick
2010: Claus Rolfs
2009: David Arnett
2008: Friedrich K. Thielemann
2007: James R. Wilson
2006: Alastair G.W. Cameron
2005: Stan Woosley
2004: Wick Haxton
2003: Michael C.F. Wiescher
2002: Gordon Baym
2001: Gerald E. Brown
2000: Igal Talmi
1999: Edwin Ernest Salpeter
1998: John Norris Bahcall