Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics
To recognize and encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research in chemistry and physics, in the spirit of Irving Langmuir. This biennial prize consists of $10,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. In even-numbered years, the American Chemical Society selects the prize recipient and presents the prize. In odd-numbered years, the American Physical Society selects the prize recipient and presents the prize. An allowance is provided for travel expenses of the recipient to the meeting of the Society at which the prize is to be bestowed.
Establishment & Support
The prize was established in 1964 by the General Electric Foundation (now the GE Fund & GE R&D) as a memorial to and in recognition of the accomplishments of Irving Langmuir.
Rules & Eligibility
This prize is made to one person who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of chemical physics or physical chemistry within the ten years prior to the prize. The prize is granted without restriction. 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.
This year’s deadline has passed. Next prize to be awarded in 2017.
2015 Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics Recipient:
Jens K. Norskov