Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics

This award is presented annually to an outstanding early career experimentalist in nuclear physics. The award will consist of an $4,000, a certificate, a registration waiver, and an allowance for travel to the Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) to give an invited prize talk and receive the award. 

About Stuart J. Freedman

Stuart J. Freedman was a distinguished experimental nuclear physicist, member of the National Academy of Sciences, and recipient of the Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, and had a singular role in educating and mentoring graduate students and post-docs.

Stuart inspired students and post-docs in experimental nuclear physics through his accomplishments, his approach to science, and his commitment to the scientific development of those whom he mentored. A detailed account of his achievements can be found at the In Memoriam: Stuart Freedman, Renowned Nuclear Physicist page. Highlights include the first test of Bell’s inequality, carried out with John Clauser, demonstrating consistency with the predictions of quantum mechanics while ruling out those of hidden variable theories.

Establishment & Support

This award was established in 2016 by the American Physical Society’s Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) to recognize Dr. Freedman’s legacy as a mentor to early career physicists. Thanks to the generosity of his family, friends, and the DNP community, the Award was fully endowed in 2019.

Rules & Eligibility

Nominations would be open to experimental nuclear physicists who are within seven years of their Ph.D. (at the time of the submission deadline for the nomination, excluding career interruptions). The prize shall normally be awarded to one person. Nominations would be active for two award cycles.

Nomination & Selection Process

Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020

The nomination package must include:

  • a letter of not more than 5,000 characters evaluating the qualifications of the nominee(s),
  • a CV or biographical sketch,
  • a list of the most important publications,
  • at least two, but not more than four, seconding letters,
  • and up to five reprints or preprints.

Please see the Prize & Award Nomination Guidelines for more information. 

 

2020 Selection Committee Members: H. Robertson (Chair), R. Zegers (Vice-Chair), O. Hen ('19 Recipient), B. Balantekin, Y. Kolomensky, M. Lisa

Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.

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.

2020 Recipient

Marta Verweij
Utrecht University

Marta Verweij



Past Recipients

2019: Or Hen
2018: Ania Kwiatkowski