Postdoctoral Speaker Award

GSNP invites nominations for the GSNP Postdoctoral Speaker Award. This award seeks to recognize the best contributed talk at the APS March Meeting 2020 by a postdoctoral researcher in the area of Statistical and Nonlinear Physics.

Eligible candidates are researchers holding a non-tenure track position at the time of the meeting who have received their Ph.D. degrees no more than 5 years prior to March 2020.

Candidates must be nominated by a senior researcher, such as a mentor, former advisor, or collaborator.

Each nomination must include:

  • A letter from the nominator commenting on the presentation skills of the candidate and the significance of the work in the area of statistical and nonlinear physics.
  • Abstract of the candidate's talk, which should be a verbatim copy of the abstract submitted as a contributed talk to the APS March Meeting*.
  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae.

Nominations should be submitted via this form by Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

*The abstract of the talk must also be submitted to the March Meeting as a regular contributed talk by the deadline on October 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Five finalists will be selected. Each finalist will present their talk twice at the March Meeting: once in its regular session and once in a special session.

The winner will receive a $1,000 award, and the remaining four finalists will each receive a $500 stipend. Prizes will be announced at the GSNP Business meeting. The winner and finalists will each be reimbursed for allowable travel expenses up to $500.

Past Winners and Finalists

Armand Boroman (Yale)
Benjamin Loewe (Syracuse)
Sheng Mao (Princeton)
Dan Sussman (Syracuse)

Winner: Vikram Rathee (Georgetown)

Dibyendu Mandal (UC Berkley)
Oren Raz (U. Maryland)
Matthias Merkel (Syracuse)
Casey Bester (Duke)
Edward Bannigan (Northwestern)

Winner: Matthias Merkel (Syracuse)