Prizes & Awards

APS Prizes & Awards in the area of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics

To recognize and encourage outstanding work in atomic physics or surface physics.

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Deborah Jin Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular, or Optical Physics

To recognize doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in atomic, molecular, or optical physics and to encourage effective written and oral presentation of research results.

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Herbert P. Broida Prize

To recognize and enhance outstanding experimental advancements in the fields of atomic and molecular spectroscopy or chemical physics.

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I.I. Rabi Prize in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

To recognize and encourage outstanding research in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics by investigators who have held a Ph.D. for 10 years or less.

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Norman F. Ramsey Prize

To recognize outstanding accomplishment in the two fields in which Norman Ramsey excelled: (1) Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, and (2) Precision Tests of Fundamental Laws & Symmetries.

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Will Allis Prize for the Study of Ionized Gases

The prize was established in recognition of the outstanding contributions of Will Allis to the study of ionized gases.

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