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This award is presented annually to an outstanding early career experimentalist in nuclear physics. The award will consist of an $4,000, a certificate, a registration waiver, and an allowance for travel to the Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) to give an invited prize talk and receive the award.
About Stuart J. Freedman
Stuart J. Freedman was a distinguished experimental nuclear physicist, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and recipient of the Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, and had a singular role in educating and mentoring graduate students and post-docs.
Stuart inspired students and post-docs in experimental nuclear physics through his accomplishments, his approach to science, and his commitment to the scientific development of those whom he mentored. A detailed account of his achievements can be found at the In Memoriam: Stuart Freedman, Renowned Nuclear Physicist page. Highlights include the first test of Bell’s inequality, carried out with John Clauser, demonstrating consistency with the predictions of quantum mechanics while ruling out those of hidden variable theories.
This award was established in 2016 by the American Physical Society’s Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) to recognize Dr. Freedman’s legacy as a mentor to early career physicists. Thanks to the generosity of his family, friends, and the DNP community, the Award was fully endowed in 2019.
Nominations would be open to experimental nuclear physicists who are within seven years of their Ph.D. (at the time of the submission deadline for the nomination, excluding career interruptions). The prize shall normally be awarded to one person. Nominations would be active for two award cycles.
Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020
The nomination package must include:
Please see the Prize & Award Nomination Guidelines for more information.
2019 Selection Committee Members: Artemis Spyrou (Chair), Hamish Robertson (Vice-Chair), Ania Kwiatkowski ('18 Recipient), Baha Balantekin, Ernst P. Sichtermann
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.