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
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 2016 prize is July 1, 2015. 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 link above and log into the form using the email address and password you used to create your nominator account.
Selection Committee Members: Roderick Moessner, Chair; Karin Damen; Franz Wegner; Cris Moore; James Sauls
2015 Lars Onsager Prize Recipient:
University of Heidelberg