Lars Onsager Prize
To recognize outstanding research in theoretical statistical physics including the quantum fluids. The prize consists of $10,000 as well as a certificate citing the contribution made by the recipient. It was presented annually beginning in 1997.
Establishment & Support
The prize was endowed in 1993 by Drs. Russell and Marian Donnelly in memory of the unique spirit of Lars Onsager and his passion for analytical results.
Rules & Eligibility
Nominations are accepted from all scientists of all nations regardless of geographical location. The prize is open to researchers in statistical physics covering a wide range of physical phenomena, as long as the nominee is active at the time of the award. Nominations are active for three years.
Nomination & Selection Process
Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017
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.
The online nominations system will open toward the end of 2016. Watch for email and website announcements that the site is open to accept new nominations and update material for continuing nominations.
2017 Selection Committee Members: Cris Moore (Chair), Nandini Trivedi (Vice Chair), James Sauls, Xiao-Gang Wen, Giorgio Parisi (’16 recipient)
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.
2017 RecipientsNatan Andrei
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Paul B. Wiegmann
The University of Chicago
Past Recipients2016: Giorgio Parisi
2015: Franz Wegner
2014: Grigory E. Volovik
Vladimir P. Mineev
2013: Daniel Fisher
2012: Ian Affleck
2011: Alexander A. Belavin
Alexander B. Zamolodchikov
Alexander M. Polyakov
2010: Daniel Friedan
2009: B. Sriram Shastry
2008: Christopher Pethick
2007: A. Brooks Harris
2006: Rodney J. Baxter
2005: Valery L Pokrovsky
2004: John Cardy
2003: Pierre Claude Hohenberg
2002: Anatoly Larkin
2001: Bertrand I. Halperin
2000: David James Thouless
John Michael Kosterlitz
1999: Chen Ning Yang
1998: Leo P. Kadanoff
1997: Robert H. Kraichnan
1995: Michael E. Fisher