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Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics

Henry Primakoff photoHelp recognize outstanding contributions made by early-career elementary particle physicists and help promote the careers of exceptionally promising scientists by donating to the Henry Primakoff Award. This award is named in honor of the noted physicist Henry Primakoff, whose research interests included spin waves in ferromagnetism, the photo-production method for measuring the short lifetimes of neutral mesons, underwater shock waves, and weak interaction phenomena in nuclei, including double beta decay, muon capture, and neutrino scattering.

This annual award was established in 2011 and we are working to increase this award from a $3,000 stipend to $5,000 so it is on par with other APS awards recognizing early-career physicists.

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Help honor the memory of Henry Primakoff and recognize the outstanding contributions made by early-career particle physicists and promote the careers of exceptionally promising scientists!

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If you prefer to contribute by mail, please make your check payable to the American Physical Society and note [“Primakoff Award”] in the memo. Mail your gift to:

Kevin Kase
Director of Development
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740

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