Prize Recipient

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D. Allan Bromley
Yale University


"For his roles as a research scientist, an outstanding teacher, a supportive mentor and colleague, a leader of the physics community in this country and worldwide, and advisor to governments."


D. Allan Bromley is the first Sterling Professor of the Sciences at Yale; from 1994 to 2000 he served as Yale's Dean of Engineering. He was the first Cabinet level Assistant to the President of the United States for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (1989-1993). He received the B.Sc. degree from Queen's University in Canada in 1948 and the Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1952. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and in 1988 was awarded the National Medal of Science. He has served as President of the AAAS, of IUPAP, and of APS and holds 32 honorary doctorates from universities in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa and the United States. A distinguished nuclear physicist he is known as the father of modern heavy ion physics.

Selection Committee:

Harold Weitzner (Chair), George J Morales, Marshall Rosenbluth, Allen Boozer, David Hafemeister