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Recipients of the Forum's Joseph A. Burton and Leo Szilard Lectureship Awards for 2010 have been announced. The Burton Award is given to recognize outstanding contributions to the public understanding or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society. The co-recipients for 2010 are Abdul Nayyar (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad), "For broadening the public understanding of science in Pakistan and for informing the public of the dangers of the nuclear arms race in South Asia," and Pervez Hoodbhoy (Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad), "For broadening the public understanding of science in Pakistan and for informing the public of the dangers of the nuclear arms race in South Asia." The Leo Szilard Lectureship Award is given to recognize outstanding accomplishments by physicists in promoting the use of physics for the benefit of society in such areas as the environment, arms control, and science policy. The 2010 recipient of this award is Frank von Hippel (Princeton University), "For his outstanding work and leadership in using physics to illuminate public policy in the areas of nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, nuclear energy, and energy efficiency." P&S extends hearty congratulations to Drs. Nayyar, Hoodbhoy, and von Hippel on their well-deserved recognitions, and extends thanks to the members of the selection committees for their diligent work (Burton: P. Podvig, Chair, R. Jeanloz, P. Lewis, V. Thomas; Szilard: P. Podvig, Chair, R. Jeanloz, P. Lewis, V. Trimble).
The deadline for nominations for the 2011 Burton and Szilard Awards, as well as the Forum's Nicholson Medal for Human Outreach, is July 1. Information on Forum prizes and awards can be found at http://www.aps.org/units/fps/awards/.
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