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To recognize and enhance outstanding experimental advancements in the fields of atomic and molecular spectroscopy or chemical physics. The prize consists of $5,000, an allowance for travel to the award ceremony, and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. The first prize was awarded in 1980 and every odd numbered year thereafter.
The prize was established in 1979 as a memorial to and in recognition of the accomplishments of Herbert P. Broida, late Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. It is supported by the friends and colleagues of Herbert P. Broida.
The prize is awarded to one individual in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the field of atomic and molecular spectroscopy or chemical physics. Emphasis will be given to work done within the five years prior to the awarding of the prize. Preference will be granted to an individual whose contributions have displayed a high degree of breadth, originality and creativity. Nominations are active for three years (two nomination cycles).
Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
The nomination package must include:
In addition, the nomination should include:
There may be additional requirements for particular prizes and awards. Please read the rules carefully.
To start a new or update a continuing nomination, please see the Prize & Award Nomination Guidelines.
2021 Selection Committee Members: Hanna Reisler (Chair) DCP, Protik Majumder (Vice-Chair) DAMOP, Marsha Lester (’19 recipient), Kevin Lehmann DCP, Amy Mullin DAMOP
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, 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.