Student Speaker Award

Student Speaker Award

Each year GSNP offers a Student Speaker Award for best contributed talk at the March meeting by a graduate student in the area of Statistical and Nonlinear Physics.

Students must be nominated by their dissertation advisor. Each nomination must include:

  • A letter from the nominator (normally the student's dissertation advisor)
  • Abstract of the student's talk (copy of the abstract already submitted to APS)
  • Student's CV or resume

Nominations should be submitted via this form by Wednesday, November 4, 2020 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 23rd, 2020 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 $500 award. Prizes will be announced at the GSNP Business meeting.

Past Winners and Finalists

Arif Abdulla (UIUC)
Daniel Case (Northwestern)
Adarsh Ganesan (Cambridge)
Erin Teich (Michigan)

Winner: Christopher Lynn (UPenn)

Lisa Tran (University of Pennsylvania)
Jie Zhang (UIUC)
Meng Fang (Yale)
Chrisy Du (U. Mich)
Grant Rotskoff (UC Berkeley)

Winner: Chrisy Du (U. Mich)

Stephen DeCamp, Brandeis University
Zachary Nicalaou, California Institute of Technology
Melinda Varga, University of Notre Dame
Yang Yang, Northwestern University
Jorge Zanudo, Pennsylvania State University

Winner: Yang Yang, Northwestern University

Hatem Nuri Barghathi, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Thibault Bertrand, Yale University
David Meichle, University of Maryland
Gabriel Redner, Brandeis University
Eial Teomy, Tel Aviv University

Winner: Gabriel Redner, Brandeis University

Diana Fusco, Duke University
Mohammad Khalid Jawed, MIT
Alex Lang, Boston University
Sumantra Sarkar, Brandeis University
Jesse Silverberg, Cornell University

Winner: Mohammad Khalid Jawed, MIT

Yongjoo Baek, KAIST
Braden Brinkman, University of Illinois
Lei Dai, MIT
Somayeh Farhadi, Duke University
Dibyendu Mandal, University of Maryland

Winner: Dibyendu Mandal, University of Maryland

Shiladitya Banerjee, Syracuse University
Bryan Chen, Pennsylvania State University
Gary Hunter, Emory University
Benjamin Machta, Cornell
Jie Ren, Duke University

Winner: Gary Hunter, Emory University

Zhenyu Wang, University of Illinois
Anton Souslov, University of Pennsylvania)
Tao Jia, Virginia Tech
Nick Gravish, Georgia Institute of Technology
Sahand Hormoz, Harvard University

Winner: Sahand Hormoz, Harvard University

Elisabetta Matsumoto, University of Pennsylvania
Jessica Baker, Clark
Lucy Jane Colwell, Harvard University
Oren Elrad, Brandeis University
Georgios Tsekenis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Winner: Elisabetta Matsumoto, University of Pennsylvania

Natalie Arkus, Harvard University
Kipton Barros, Boston University
Tom Haxton, University of Pennsylvania
Jordan Horowitzm, University of Maryland
Mya Warren, University of British Columbia

Winner: Kipton Barros, Boston University

Five student finalists were selected to give their talk at the GSNP Student Award session (Session H39 at the 2008 March APS meeting).
Sharon Gerbode, Cornell University
Luca Giomi, Syracuse University
Carl Modes, University of  Pennsylvania
Andrew Missel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Matthew Paoletti, University of Maryland

Winner: Matthew Paoletti, University of Maryland. Matthew received a $1,000 cash award. The rest will receive $200 each.

Cesar Hidalgo, University of Notre Dame
Robert Hoy, Johns Hopkins University
Silke Henkes, Brandeis University
Santiago Andres Triana, University of Maryland
Kevin Wood, University of California, San Diego

Winner: Creighton Thomas, Syracuse University

Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.