Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics
To recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in computational physics research. The prize consists of $10,000, an allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the prize is awarded and at which the recipient will deliver the Rahman Lecture, and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. The prize will be presented annually.
Establishment & Support
The prize was established in 1992 with support from IBM, Corporation as a means of recognizing outstanding work and disseminating information in computational physics.
Rules & Eligibility
Nominations are open to scientists of all nationalities regardless of the geographical site at which the work was done. The prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person, but a prize may be shared when all recipients have contributed to the same accomplishments. 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 or 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 am 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 above link and log into the form using your email address and password you used to create your nominator account.
2017 Selection Committee Members: Renata Wentzcovitch (Chair), Matthias Troyer (Vice Chair, 2016 recipient), Jean-Luc Vay, Marcos Rigol, Duncan Brown
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 RecipientMatthias Troyer
Past Recipients2015: John D. Joannopoulos
2014: Robert Swendsen
2013: James R. Chelikowsky
2012: Kai-Ming Ho
2011: James M. Stone
2010: Frans Pretorius
2009: A.P. Young
2008: Gary S. Grest
2007: Daniel Frenkel
2006: David Vanderbilt
2005: Uzi Landman
2004: Farid Abraham
2003: Steven R. White
2002: David P. Landau
2001: Alex Zunger
2000: Michael John Creutz
1999: Michael L. Klein
1998: David Matthew Ceperley
1997: Donald H. Weingarten
1996: Steven Gwon Sheng Louie
1995: Roberto Car, Michele Parrinello
1994: John M. Dawson
1993: Kenneth G. Wilson