Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize
To recognize and encourage outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics. The prize consists of $20,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient or recipients. It will be awarded annually.
Establishment & Support
The prize was endowed in 1952 by AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent) and is currently co-sponsored with the HTC-VIA Group as a means of recognizing outstanding scientific work. It is named in memory of Oliver E. Buckley, an influential president of Bell Labs.
Rules & Eligibility
Each prize shall be awarded for a most important contribution to the advancement of knowledge in condensed matter physics. The prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person but may be shared when all the recipients have contributed to the same accomplishments. 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 2016 prize is July 1, 2015. 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 the above link and log into the form using the email address and password you used to create your nominator account.
Selection Committee Members: Paul McEuen, Chair; David Weitz; Arthur Hebard; Catherine Kallin; Daniel Arovas
2015 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize Recipient(s):
University of Minnesota
University of Florida
University of California, Santa Barbara