Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize
To recognize a most outstanding contribution to physics. The prize consists of $10,000, a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient, plus expenses for the three lectures by the recipient given at an APS meeting, a research university, and a predominantly undergraduate institution. The prize will be presented annually.
Establishment & Support
The prize was established in 1988 under the terms of a bequest of Beatrice Lilienfeld in memory of her husband, Julius Edgar Lilienfeld.
Rules & Eligibility
The prize shall be awarded for outstanding contributions to physics by a single individual who also has exceptional skills in lecturing to diverse audiences. Nominations are active for three years.
Nomination & Selection Process
Deadline: Friday, July 1, 2016
The nomination package must include:
- A letter of not more than 5,000 characters evaluating the qualifications of the nominee(s).
In addition, the nomination should include:
- A biographical sketch.
- A list of the most important publications.
- At least two, but not more than four, seconding letters.
- Up to five reprints or preprints.
There may be additional requirements for particular prizes and awards. Please read the rules carefully.
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 link above and log into the form using the email address and password you used to create your nominator account.
The selection committee will be the APS Society Medal and Prize Committee which consists of the APS President-Elect, all APS Councilors representing the Divisions of the Society and one additional Councilor appointed by the President-Elect from the Councilors not representing the Divisions. The chair is the President-Elect.
2017 Selection Committee Members: Laura H. Greene (Chair), Nicholas P Bigelow, James Robert Chelikowsky, Mark D. Ediger, Cary B. Forest, Miriam A. Forman, Giulia Galli, Timothy James Gay, Wick C. Haxton, Ann Renee Karagozian, John Bradley Marston, Amy Mullin, Jose N. Onuchic, Thomas Roser, Philip Michael Tuts, Johanna Barbara Stachel (Chair-appointed Committee Member)
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.
2016 RecipientDavid Pines
University of California, Davis
Past Recipients2015: David Awschalom
2014: Edward Ott
2013: Margaret Geller
2012: Gordon Kane
2011: Gerald Gabrielse
2010: David Campbell
2009: Ramamurti Shankar
2008: H. Eugene Stanley
2007: Lisa Randall
2006: Mikhail Shifman
2005: Robert Hamilton Austin
2004: H. Jeff Kimble
2003: Frank A. Wilczek
2002: Not Awarded
2001: Lawrence M. Krauss
2000: Robert J. Birgeneau
1999: Stephen William Hawking
1998: Douglas James Scalapino
1997: Michael S. Turner
1996: Kip Stephen Thorne
1995: Valentine A. Telegdi
1994: Marvin L. Cohen
1993: David N. Schramm
1992: Alan H. Guth
Claude N. Cohen-Tannoudji
1991: Daniel Kleppner
1990: Michael V. Berry
1989: N. David Mermin