Postdoctoral Speaker Award

GSNP invites nominations for the newly created GSNP Postdoctoral Speaker Award. This award seeks to recognize the best contributed talk at the APS March Meeting 2017 by a postdoctoral researcher in the area of Statistical and Nonlinear Physics.

Eligible candidates are researchers holding a non-tenure track position at the time of the meeting who have received their Ph.D. degrees no more than 5 years prior to March 2017.

Candidates must be nominated by a senior researcher, such as a mentor, former advisor, or collaborator.

Each nomination must include:

  • A letter from the nominator commenting on the presentation skills of the candidate and the significance of the work in the area of statistical and nonlinear physics.
  • Abstract of the candidate's talk, which should be a verbatim copy of the abstract submitted as a contributed talk to the APS March Meeting*.
  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae.

Nominations should be submitted via email to by Monday, November 7, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

*The abstract of the talk must also be submitted to the March Meeting as a regular contributed talk by the deadline on November 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Five finalists will be selected. Each finalist will present his/her talk twice at the March Meeting: once in its regular session and once in a special session.

Each finalist will receive travel support up to $500 to attend the March Meeting. The winner will also receive a $1,000 award and each of the other four finalists will receive $500 awards. Prizes will be announced at the GSNP Business meeting.

Questions? Please contact Christian Santangelo, Secretary/Treasurer, GSNP,

Past Winners and Finalists

Dibyendu Mandal (UC Berkley)
Oren Raz (U. Maryland)
Matthias Merkel (Syracuse)
Casey Bester (Duke)
Edward Bannigan (Northwestern)

Winner: Matthias Merkel (Syracuse)