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To recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in biological physics research. The prize consists of $10,000, an allowance for travel to attend the meeting at which the prize is awarded, and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient or recipients. It is presented annually.
Prior to 2008, this prize was awarded as the Biological Physics Prize.
Established in 1981 by friends of the APS Division of Biological Physics (DBIO) as the Biological Physics Prize, renamed in 2006 in conjunction with an endowment campaign. Key contributors include two anonymous donors, one a former student of John Hopfield, and DBIO members through a transfer of DBIO operating funds.
Previous sponsors of the Biological Physics Prize included Abbott Labs, Bio-Rad Microscience Division, Candela Laser Corp., Coherent Laser Products Group, Eastman Kodak Co., Furumoto Research Foundation, Newport Corporation-Bio-Instruments Division, and Siemens AG, Medical Engineering Group with continued funding by Coherent.
Nominations are open to scientists of all nationalities regardless of the geographical site at which the work was done. The prize may be awarded to more than one investigator on a shared basis. Nominations are active for three cycles.
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018
The nomination package must include:
In addition, the nomination should include:
To start a new or update a continuing nomination, please see the Prize & Award Nomination Guidelines.
2019 Selection Committee Members: Margaret Gardel (Chair), Daniel Fisher, Wilma Olson, Chao Tang, Bill Bialek ('18 Recipient)
Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.