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March 2018 (Volume 27, Number 3)

Spotlight on Development

The Leo P. Kadanoff Prize

APS is pleased to announce the establishment of the Leo P. Kadanoff Prize to honor the memory and celebrate the legacy of one of the giants in the field of statistical and nonlinear physics. We have launched an effort to endow this Prize, and invite you to consider supporting it.

The Kadanoff Prize was proposed by the APS Topical Group on Statistical and Nonlinear Physics (GSNP) to recognize a scientist or scientists whose work (theoretical, experimental or computational) has opened up new vistas for statistical and/or nonlinear physics.

Leo Kadanoff photo

Leo Kadanoff

APS has launched a $300,000 endowment campaign to allow the Kadanoff Prize to be given in perpetuity. We are enormously grateful to family members, friends, and colleagues of Leo Kadanoff who have already raised commitments totaling over $100,000 toward the endowment goal, and are currently seeking the balance—with a projected completion in 2019. We greatly appreciate the participation of members across a broad sector of APS including the Leadership of GSNP.

Gifts of any amount will be greatly appreciated and recognized on the Kadanoff website. Moreover, gifts of $1,000 or more will help us reach our goal for opening up the one-year nomination process on-time and ensure that the first Kadanoff Prize will be awarded at the 2019 APS March Meeting in Boston.

For more information on ways to make a gift in support of the Leo P. Kadanoff Prize, please visit the Leo P. Kadanoff campaign website or contact, Irene I. Lukoff, APS Director of Development, at lukoff@aps.org or 301-209-3224.

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Editor: David Voss
Contributing Correspondent: Alaina G. Levine
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik

March 2018 (Volume 27, Number 3)

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