Woman Physicist of the Month

A program of the APS’s Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP), the Woman Physicist of the Month highlights exceptional female physicists. The award recognizes female physicists who have positively impacted other individuals’ lives and careers.

How to Nominate

Email the following information to women@aps.org:

  • Nominee's name, institution, and email
  • Nominator's name, institution, and email
  • Nominee's CV
  • 1 - 3 paragraphs about the nominee and why she is worthy of recognition

Note that the nomination statement will serve as the text for the profile page on the CSWP site, so please write accordingly. CSWP reserves the right to edit the profile.

Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Nomination Criteria

  • APS membership is not required.
  • A woman doing any physics-related work.
  • Has had an impact on your life or career.
  • Worthy of recognition.


Additional Information

The CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month program has been featured in APS News.
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Woman Physicist of September 2016
Lindley Winslow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lindley Winslow

Lindley Winslow is originally from Chadds Ford, PA where she grew up riding horses. A love of outer space brought her to the University of California at Berkeley and a great research experience introduced her to particle astrophysics and her favorite particle the neutrino. She is an experimental nuclear physicist whose primary focus is on neutrinoless double-beta decay. Neutrinoless double-beta decay is an extremely rare nuclear process which, if it is ever observed, would show that the neutrino is its own antiparticle, a Majorana particle. A Majorana neutrino would have profound consequences to particle physics and cosmology, among them an explanation of the universe’s matter-antimatter symmetry. Winslow takes part in two projects that search for double-beta decay at CUORE (Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events) and KamLAND-Zen, and works to develop new, more sensitive double-beta decay detectors. 

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2016 Women Physicists of the Month

Previously Recognized Women of the Month

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