Distinguished Service Award

The call for nominations for the Division of Nuclear Physics’ Distinguished Service Award will be posted in the November newsletter.

Purpose: This APS Unit Award is intended to recognize those who have made
substantial and extensive contributions to the nuclear physics community through the activities of the DNP.

Nature: The award will consist of a plaque and a certificate with the citation specified by the selection committee and approved by the DNP Executive Committee. Nominees should be active or emeritus members of the DNP. There are no time limitations on contributions that can be recognized by this award. Nominations will remain active for three years. The award need not to be given each year. No more than two recipients will be selected in a given year.

Selection committee: The selection committee will consist of the DNP Chair, Chair-Elect, Vice-Chair, Past-Chair, and Secretary- Treasurer. The DNP Chair will serve as the chair of the selection committee.

Rules and Eligibility: Nominations should be limited to a one page description of the candidate's contributions to nuclear physics through the DNP, plus an optional listing of positions held, major committee memberships, and the like. Duplicate nominations are not helpful.

Recipients

2015 Robert E. Tribble
"For his outstanding service over three decades on behalf of the Division of Nuclear Physics, for his skillful stewardship of the Division that strengthened its vitality as a unit of the American Physical Society, and for his extraordinary service on the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, including his leadership of the NSAC long range planning process to the benefit of the Nuclear Physics community."

2014 Bradley M. Sherrill
"For his exemplary service to the Division of Nuclear Physics and his skillful leadership that have enhanced the vitality of the Division as a unit of the American Physical Society, and for his tireless efforts in advocating for nuclear science to a broad audience."

2013 Susan J. Seestrom
"For her sustained contributions to the Division of Nuclear Physics extending over three decades that have enhanced its vitality and strength, and for her skillful leadership of both the Division and the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee."

2012 Robert A. Eisenstein
"For his exceptional contributions to the Division of Nuclear Physics and to the American Physical Society on behalf of the Division, including his crucial role in establishing a lasting mechanism for providing broad community input into the Long Range Planning process via the DNP, and for spearheading the successful drive to fund the Bonner Prize."

2011 John P. Schiffer
"For his decades of exemplary service to the Division of Nuclear Physics which have enhanced the strength and vitality of the Division as a unit of the American Physical Society, for his efforts on behalf of younger colleagues and the Bonner and Bethe prizes, and for his sage advice in faithful service on countless advisory committees and review panels."

2010 A. Baha Balantekin
"For his sustained and extensive contributions to the Division of Nuclear Physics over two decades that have enhanced its strength and vitality, especially in areas such as education and communication, while promoting its relationship with the American Physical."

2009 Warren F. Rogers
"For his tireless effort in initiating and sustaining the Division of Nuclear Physics' Conference Experience for Undergraduates program that has so successfully connected the DNP membership with the undergraduate research experience, enhanced the appeal and visibility of nuclear physics, and inspired undergraduates to continue their education in graduate physics programs at universities throughout the country."

2007 Benjamin F. Gibson
"For his sustained and extraordinary contributions to the Division of Nuclear Physics that have enhanced its vitality, ensured its success, and have always been carried out with professionalism, integrity, and civility."

2006: Noemie Benzcer Koller
"For her sustained and exceptional contributions to the Division of Nuclear Physics and to the American Physical Society on behalf of the Division, for her creative promotion of education and the climate for women in nuclear science, and for her vigorous efforts to develop the Division's initial Nuclear Physics brochure and to fund the Bonner Prize."

2005: B.C. Clark
"For her exceptional contributions to the Division of Nuclear Physics, her leadership of the Division and of the American Physical Society on behalf of the Division, and her tireless effort to promote science and the status of women in nuclear physics, including the initiation of many programs to enhance the participation of under-represented groups in nuclear science." 

2004: Ernest M. Henley
"For his exceptional leadership of the Division of Nuclear Physics, his sage advice to the Division and the American Physical Society, his creative efforts in science outreach and his vigorous leadership in the creation of the Hans Bethe Prize and the Nuclear Physics Dissertation Award."

2003: Virginia R. Brown
"For substantial and extensive contributions to the nuclear physics community through her commitment to the Division of Nuclear Physics, particularly for her very successful efforts to strengthen the financial standing of the Division, for building up the divisional archive, and for her role in bringing to fruition the historic first joint meeting of the nuclear physicists of the American and Japanese Physical Societies as the Chair of HAWAII 2001."