Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics
To recognize and encourage outstanding work in atomic physics or surface physics. The Prize consists of $5,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient or recipients.
Establishment & Support
The Prize was established in 1965 by AT&T Bell Laboratories (now Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent Technologies) and with additional support from the Chope Family Trust.
Rules & Eligibility
This prize will normally be awarded in even numbered years for outstanding work in atomic physics and odd numbered years for outstanding work in surface physics. This prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person, but may be shared when all recipients have contributed to the same accomplishments. Nominations are open to scientists of all nationalities regardless of the geographical site at which the work was done. Nominations are active for three cycles. The recipient for 2016 Prize will be selected for work done in the area of atomic physics.
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 has been EXTENDED to August 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 clink on the above link and log into the form using the email address and password you used to create your nominator account.
Selection Committee Members: F. Barry Dunning (Chair), Richart Slusher, Nora Berrah, Brian DeMarco, Robert Jones
2015 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics Recipient(s):
Miquel B. Salmeron
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign