Esther Hoffman Beller Lectureship

The Esther Hoffman Beller Lectureship provides funding and support to bring distinguished physicists from abroad to present invited talks at APS meetings.

Rules and eligibility

Physicists from around the world who have made distinguished contributions to physics are invited by APS unit and committee leaders to give this lecture at APS meetings.

Process and selection

Nominations and selections for this lectureship are handled internally by members of APS unit executive committees, as well as the committee members who organized sessions at APS March and April Meetings. APS contacts these individuals annually to submit nominations for their invited speakers.

Selection Committee

  • Patricia McBride (Chair)
  • Marcela Carena (Chair-Elect)
  • Carlos De Brito Cruz (Vice Chair)
  • Christine Darve (Past Chair)
  • Carlos Bertulani
  • William Barletta
  • Albina Tropina
  • Kétévi Assamagan
  • Kaitlin Cook
  • Andreas Adelmann
  • Nathan Berkovits
  • Evangelia Moschopoulou

Establishment and support

The Beller Lectureship was endowed by Esther Hoffman Beller.

Recent recipients

Dorit Aharonov

2023 recipient

Karen Alim

2023 recipient

Roberta Sessoli

2023 recipient

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz

2022 recipient

Michelle Simmons

2022 recipient

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The membership of APS is diverse and global, and the nominees and recipients of APS Honors should reflect that diversity so that all are recognized for their impact on our community. Nominations of members belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in physics, such as women, LGBT+ scientists, scientists who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), disabled scientists, scientists from institutions with limited resources, and scientists from outside the United States, are especially encouraged.

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.

Esther Hoffman Beller Lectureship


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