I.I. Rabi Prize in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
To recognize and encourage outstanding research in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics by investigators who have held a Ph. D. for 10 years or less. The prize consists of $10,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. An allowance will be provided for travel expenses of the recipient to the Society meeting at which the prize is presented. It is awarded in odd-numbered years.
Establishment & Support
The prize was endowed in 1989 by family, friends, and colleagues of I. I. Rabi.
Rules & Eligibility
Nominations are open to scientists of all nationalities regardless of the geographical location at which the work was done. The prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person but may be shared when all recipients have contributed to the same accomplishment. 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 2017 prize is July 1, 2016. The nomination package must include:
To compete 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 on the link above and log into the form using the email address and password you used to create the nominator account.
2017 Selection Committee Members: Doerte Blume, Chair; Steve Cundiff; Hossein Sadeghpour; Ian Spielman; Dan Stamper-Kurn
2015 I.I. Rabi Prize in Atomic, Molecular & Optical Phy Recipient:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
2013: Markus Greiner
2011: Cheng Chin
2009: Mikhail Lukin
2007: Jun Ye
2005: Deborah Jin
2003: Mark A. Kasevich
2001: Christopher Monroe
1999: Mark George Raizen
1997: Eric Allin Cornell
1995: Randall G. Hulet
1993: Timothy E. Chupp
1991: Chris H. Greene