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Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics

In 2012, the APS Council voted to establish the Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics to recognize and encourage outstanding research in theoretical nuclear physics.

The prize honors Herman Feshbach for his seminal contributions to nuclear physics.

Fundraising Goal Reached

The fundraising committee reached their goal and raised more than $200,000 to fully endow the Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics. Thank you to all of the donors who helped make the establishment of this prize possible.

About Herman Feshbach

Herman Feshbach was a leading nuclear theorist who enjoyed a long and distinguished career at MIT. He co-authored two seminal textbooks, led the development of nuclear reaction theory, and originated the “Feshbach resonance” used to control the interactions between atoms in ultracold gases. Read more about his renowned career on MITnews.

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Thank You to Our Donors

The American Physical Society and the Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) would like to thank these generous donors in support of the Herman Feshbach Prize.

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Brookhaven Science Associates, DNP, Elsevier, Journal of Nuclear & High Energy Physics, Mrs. Andrea Feshbach, Jefferson Science Associates & Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science, MIT Physics Department, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, The Lourie Foundation

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$1,000 - $4,999

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