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This prize recognizes outstanding achievement in computational physics research. The prize consists of $10,000, an allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the prize is awarded and at which the recipient will deliver the Rahman Lecture, and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. The prize will be presented annually.
This prize was established in 1992 with support through 2020 from IBM Corporation as a means of recognizing outstanding work and disseminating information in computational physics. IBM also generously contributed to the endowment that was established in 2021, along with other donors including the family of Aneesur Rahman. This Prize has been endowed to be given in perpetuity.
Nominations are open to scientists of all nationalities regardless of the geographical site at which the work was done. The prize shall ordinarily be awarded to one person, but a prize may be shared when all recipients have contributed to the same accomplishments. Nominations will be considered for three review cycles provided the nominator re-certifies the nomination before the next deadline.
Deadline: Thursday, June 1, 2023
The nomination package must include:
In addition, the nomination should include:
To start a new or update a continuing nomination, please see the Prize & Award Nomination Guidelines.
2024 Selection Committee Members: Giulia Galli (Chair), Anna Hasenfratz, Pratibha Dev, Priya Vashishta, Peter Hoeflich, Robert Harrison, and Pablo Debenedetti
The membership of APS is diverse and global, and the nominees and recipients of APS Honors should reflect that diversity so that all are recognized for their impact on our community. Nominations of members belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in physics, such as women, LGBT+ scientists, scientists who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), disabled scientists, scientists from institutions with limited resources, and scientists from outside the United States, are especially encouraged.
Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions 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.