Robert S. Hyer Award
Each recipient will receive a plaque, and the student recipients additionally will receive $500 each. Awards will be presented at the Fall meeting.
Note: The requirement that the research "must have been presented at a Texas APS meeting" is satisfied if the work is presented at the SAME Texas APS meeting where the Hyer Award is conferred. I.e., research presented at earlier meetings and research presented at the current meeting are equally eligible for a Hyer Award at the current meeting. The new talks (and poster presentations) on Hyer-nominated work will be given Friday morning, before the award presentation.
Hyer Award Committee: The Hyer award committee consists of Prof. Dr. Vivian Incera (University of Texas El Paso), Prof. Dr. Michael Marder (University of Texas, Austin), and Prof. Dr. Ir. Wilhelmus Geerts (Texas State University, chair).
Nominations should be received by Friday, May 31, 2013. Each nomination must be submitted as a single PDF document and must include (1) the filled out nomination form (pdf, doc); (2) the nomination letter, (3) up to three supporting letters, (4) vitae for both nominees; (5) any papers or other supporting materials. For the 2013 award, the nominations must be received by Friday, May 31, 2013, and should be e‑mailed to the Hyer‑award committee at: Hyer@aps.org
Question regarding the submission/nomination process should be directed to:
Dr. Wim Geerts
Department of Physics
Texas State University at San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Photographs and portrait from Robert Steward Hyer: The Man I Knew (Anson Jones Press, Salado, Texas 1957), by Ray Hyer Brown. Original credit for the photo of Robert Hyer demonstrating the use of x-rays to faculty members at Southwestern University: Special Collections, A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas.