Committee on Prizes and Awards

The membership of the Committee on Prizes and Awards consists of six (6) Councilors, selected by the Committee on Committees and appointed by the President-Elect to staggered three-year terms, which may include one year of service beyond their term as Councilor. The President-Elect appoints the Chair from among these six members. The Committee reviews all proposals for new prizes and awards and makes recommendations to the Council. It reviews all existing Society prizes and awards at least once every five years to insure they are properly funded and that the subject area of each prize and award remains relevant. The Committee also ensures that prize and award selection committee members represent the broadest possible context of the prize or award subject area and considers any other administrative issues related to prizes and awards.

Chair: Kandice Tanner (01/24 - 12/24)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Past Chair: Laurie McNeil (01/24 - 12/24)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Member: Gabriela Gonzalez (01/22 - 12/24)
Louisiana State University

Member: Beverly Hartline (01/22 - 12/24)
Montana Technological University

Member: Laurie McNeil (01/24 - 12/24)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Member: Kenneth Brown (01/23 - 12/25)
Duke University

Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.

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The American Physical Society is a volunteer-driven organization. Since 1899, physicists have contributed their time and resources to running the APS in cooperation with a minimal full-time staff. Volunteers are the backbone of the Society. They form the character and direct the Society's progress and development. All APS committees operate on a calendar year basis and committee terms run from January 1 through December 31.

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