Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics
To recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in biological physics research. The prize consists of $10,000, an allowance for travel to attend the meeting at which the prize is awarded, and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient or recipients. It is presented annually.
Establishment & Support
The prize was established in 1981 by friends of the Division of Biological Physics and renamed the Max Delbruck Prize in 2006 in conjuction with a campaign that endowed the prize. The successful fundraising efforts enabled the increase of the prize amount from $5,000 to $10,000. Key contributors include an anonymous donor, a former student of John Hopfield, and all DBIO members as a group through a lump-sum transfer from DBIO operating funds.
Rules & Eligibility
Nominations are open to scientists of all nationalities regardless of the geographical site at which the work was done. The prize may be awarded to more than one investigator on a shared basis. Nominations are active for three cycles.
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 prize to be awarded in 2015 has been EXTENDED to August 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 the above link and log into the form using the email address and password you used to create your nominator account.
Selection Committee Members: Phil Nelson, Chair; M. Wang; R.H. Austin; J. Aizenberg
2014 Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics Recipient:
Robert H. Austin