Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics
To recognize and encourage outstanding experimental research in nuclear physics, including the development of a method, technique, or device that significantly contributes in a general way to nuclear physics research. The prize consists of $10,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. It will be presented annually.
Establishment & Support
This prize was endowed in 1964 as a memorial to Tom W. Bonner by his friends, students and associates.
Rules & Eligibility
Nominations are open to physicists whose work in nuclear physics is primarily experimental or a particularly outstanding piece of theoretical work. There is no time limitations on work described. The prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person but may be shared when all the recipients have contributed to the same accomplishment. Nominations are active for three years.
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 submission of nominations for the 2015 prize is July 1, 2014. The nomination package must include:
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.
For updating an existing nomination, please click on the link above and log into the form using the email address and password you used to create your nominator account.
Selection Committee Members: Barbara Jacak, Chair; David Dean
2014 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics Recipient:
William A. Zajc