# Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics

This award recognizes doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in computational physics and encourages effective written and oral presentation of research results. The annual award consists of $2,500, a certificate, travel reimbursement up to$1,500, and a registration waiver to receive the award and give an invited talk at the APS March Meeting.

## Establishment & Support

The award is supported by the Division of Computational Physics.

## Rules & Eligibility

The Division of Computational Physics is pleased to announce its annual competition for the Nicholas Metropolis Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Work in Computational Physics. Nominations will be accepted for any doctoral student (present or past) in any country for work performed as part of the requirements for a doctoral degree. Nominees must have passed their thesis defense not more than 18 months before the nomination deadline. An individual can be nominated only once; however, an unsuccessful candidate will be carried over for one year.

## Nomination & Selection Process

Deadline: Friday, August 14, 2020

The nomination package should include:

1. APS Prizes and Awards Nomination Form (available via the online application interface, FluidReview)
2. Recommendation letter from nominator (generally the thesis advisor). This letter should also certify the eligibility of the student and delineate in detail the contributions of the nominee, making comparisons with others.
3. The thesis manuscript in PDF format
4. A thesis summary accessible to a computational scientist without specific expertise in the field of the thesis, prepared by the nominee.
5. Two additional letters of support, at least one from outside the nominee’s institution
6. Nominee’s CV
7. Demographics form (if known/wish to specify age, gender, race, and ethnicity of the nominee)

To start a new or update a continuing nomination, please see the Prize & Award Nomination Guidelines.

2021 Selection Committee Members: Valentino Cooper (Chair), Herbert Fotso, Huey-Wen Lin, Brant Robertson, Giacomo Torlai,

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.

Nominees and award and office holders 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.

## 2020 Recipient

Giacomo Torlai
Flatiron Institute

## Past Recipients

2019: Evan E. Schneider
2018: Andrea Cepellotti
2017: Shi Liu
2016: Remi Lehe
2015: William East
2014: Michael Wall
2013: David Yllanes
2012: Justin Weber
2011: Dmitry Fedosov
2010: Ken Kamrin
2009: Chao Cao
2008: Soon Yong Chang
2007: Chengkun Huang
2006: Joseph A. Barranco
2005: Harald P. Pfeiffer
2004: Joerg Rottler
2003: Frans Pretorius