DPF Mentoring Award

The Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society has established a new award to honor exceptional mentoring. The award will be bestowed yearly for mentoring, broadly construed.

This APS Unit Award is intended to recognize DPF members who have had an exceptional impact as mentors of particle physics scientists and students. This mentoring could be through teaching or research or science-related activities and is meant to recognize current achievements as well as those spanning a career.

Examples of contributions honored by this award include:

  • Exceptional mentoring of early career particle physicists;
  • Sustained commitment to mentoring early career particle physicists from traditionally under-represented backgrounds;
  • A leadership role in developing early career research and career development activities.

The Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society has established a new award to honor exceptional mentoring. The award will be bestowed yearly for mentoring, broadly construed.

The nomination process for the 2018 DPF Mentoring Award is now open, and the deadline has been extended to March 2, 2018. Follow the nomination instructions found here.

2018 Award Committee:

James Alexander, Cornell (Chair)
Karsten Heeger, Yale U (Vice Chair)
Mirjam Cvetic, U. Pennsylvania
Robin Erbacher, U.C. Davis
Roni Harnik, Fermilab

DPF is pleased to announce that the 2017 DPF Mentoring Award has been presented to Thomas Devlin, Rutgers University.

“For his tremendous dedication to a broad community of students and postdocs, and for his early and unwavering support of gender diversity in physics. His leadership by example, in studying new ideas, accepting all questions, and creating an inclusive environment where young scientists could bond with and learn from senior scientists and from each other has shaped the careers of many current leaders in experimental particle physics.”
Award Committee: Robin Erbacher (Chair), James Alexander (Vice Chair), Howie Haber, Louise Suter, Howard Georgi (previous recipient)

Previous Recipients

2016 - Howard Georgi, Harvard University
“For his unique dedication to mentoring and supporting a large and diverse community of students and post doctoral fellows, whose creative theoretical endeavors have had an enormous impact on particle physics as well as the larger scientific community.”
Award Committee: Laura Reina (Chair), Robin Erbacher (Vice Chair), Howie Haber, Louise Suter, Heidi Schellman (previous recipient)

2015 - Heidi Schellman
“For three decades of exceptional mentoring of students and colleagues throughout their careers, providing guidance regardless of affiliation, serving as a role model, and establishing a culture of service to others.”
Award Committee: Robert Bernstein (Chair), Laura Reina (Vice Chair), Benjamin Hooberman, Kendall Mahn, Sally Seidel