FPS Announcements

Please Suggest FPS Invited Sessions for the March and April Meetings

FPS has several slots for invited sessions at the March 2016 and April 2016 meetings. If you have ideas for sessions (including speakers), or even better if you want to organize a session at one of the meetings, please contact FPS Program Chair (and FPS Chair-Elect) Ruth Howes, rhowes@bsu.edu. Decisions about sessions will be made in the early fall 2015, so please send in your ideas as early as you can.

Please Nominate Fellow and Award Candidates

FPS is responsible for nominating members for APS fellowship and for selecting candidates for the Joseph A. Burton Forum Award and the Leo Szilard Lectureship Award. The list of fellows and awardees is truly outstanding, but the only way that we can maintain this level of excellence and recognize deserving recipients is if you nominate them.

APS Fellowship

Any active APS member is eligible for nomination and election to Fellowship. The general criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. FPS nominates physicists for contributions in some aspect of physics and society. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers.
More information: APS Fellowship page
FPS Deadline for APS Fellowship Nomination: Monday, June 1, 2015

Joseph A. Burton Forum Award

To recognize outstanding contributions to the public understanding or resolution of issues involving the interface of physics and society. More information: Joseph A. Burton Forum Award page
Deadline: Tuesday, July 1, 2015

Leo Szilard Lectureship Award

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 lecture format is intended to increase the visibility of those who have promoted the use of physics for the benefit of society.
More information: Leo Szilard Lectureship Award page
Deadline: Tuesday, July 1, 2015

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