Robert E. Marshak Lectureship

The Robert E. Marshak Lectureship, endowed by Ruth Marshak in honor of her late husband and former APS president, provides travel support for physicists from developing nations or Eastern Europe who are invited to speak at the APS March or April Meetings.

Rules and eligibility

This lectureship supports of physicists of any career level (i.e., from graduate student to senior scientist). To be nominated for the lectureship, the physicist must be invited to speak at March or April Meeting and must be from either a lesser-resourced country or Eastern Europe.

Process and selection

Members of the Executive Committees of APS Units and advisory committees that organize sessions at the March and April Meetings annually submit nominations of their invited speakers to be considered for the lectureship.

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

This lectureship was endowed by Ruth Marshak in honor of her late husband and former APS President Robert E. Marshak.

Recent recipients

Andrej Zorko

2023 recipient

Gabriel Landi

2022 recipient

Shobhana Narasimhan

2021 recipient

Surhud More

2019 recipient

Ibiyinka Fuwape

2018 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.

Robert E. Marshak Lectureship


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