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This award recognizes exceptional young scientists who have performed original doctoral thesis work of outstanding scientific quality and achievement in the area of theoretical particle physics. The annual award consists of $1,500, a certificate, travel reimbursement up to $1,000, and a registration waiver to receive the award and give an invited talk at the APS April Meeting of the APS Division of Particles and Fields (DPF), or a DPF session at APS April Meeting.
The award was established in 2010 by the DPF Executive Committee with funding coming from the J.J. Sakurai Prize Fund, in recognition of the role of Noriko Sakurai in the establishment and growth of the fund.
Nominations will be accepted for any doctoral student studying at a college or university in the United States including their study-abroad programs, for dissertation research carried out in the field of theoretical particle physics. The work to be considered must have been completed as part of the requirements for a doctoral degree. First time nominees for the 2020 award must have passed the Ph.D. thesis defense between September 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.
A candidate may be renominated once for this award in the year following their original nomination. In this case a new nomination package must be submitted.
Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The nomination package should include:
To start a new or update a continuing nomination, please see the Prize & Award Nomination Guidelines.
2020 Selection Committee Members: Andre Luiz De Govea (Chair) Laura Reina (Vice-Chair), Tracy Slatyer ('19 Recipients Advisor), Graham Kribs, Leonardo Rastelli
Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of women and members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged.