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This award recognizes outstanding leadership and/or achievements of scientists in upholding human rights. The Award consists of $5,000 and an allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the Award will be presented. It is intended that the Award be awarded every year, at a general meeting of the American Physical Society.
The Sakharov Award is named in recognition of the courageous and effective work of Andrei Sakharov on behalf of human rights, to the detriment of his own scientific career and despite the loss of his own personal freedom. The Award is endowed by contributions from friends of Andrei Sakharov.
This award normally will be awarded to one or more physicists, but scientists in other fields may be eligible if the selection committee feels their qualifications are appropriate. Nominations are active for three years.
Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2019
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.
2020 Selection Committee Members: TBD
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.