To recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field of gravitational physics. The prize consists of $10,000 and a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient. It also includes an allowance for the recipient to travel to a meeting of the Society to receive the award and deliver a lecture. It is awarded biennially in odd-numbered years.
Establishment & Support
The prize was established by the Topical Group on Gravitation in 1999. It is supported by friends of the Topical Group, including major support from David Lee.
Rules & Eligibility
The award, usually to a single individual, is for outstanding achievement in theory, experiment or observation in the area of gravitational physics. It is open to any scientist, worldwide. Nominations will remain active for three review cycles. Members of the Topical Group on Gravitation Executive Committee shall not be eligible for nomination while sitting on the Committee.
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 2017 prize is July 1, 2016. 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: Gabriela Gonzalez, Chair; Steven Detweiler; Irwin Shapiro; Pablo Laguna; Steven Carlip