Prizes & Awards

Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics

To recognize a recent Ph. D. in Nuclear Physics.

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Hans A. Bethe Prize

To recognize outstanding work in theory, experiment or observation in the areas of astrophysics, nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, or closely related fields.

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Herman Feshbach Prize in Theoretical Nuclear Physics

To recognize and encourage outstanding research in theoretical nuclear physics

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Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics

This award is presented annually to an outstanding early career experimentalist in nuclear physics.

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Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics

To recognize and encourage outstanding experimental research in nuclear physics, including the development of a method, technique, or device that significantly contributes in a general way to nuclear physics research.

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Distinguished Service Award

This APS Unit Award is intended to recognize those who have made substantial and extensive contributions to the nuclear physics community through the activities of the DNP.

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Mentoring Award

To recognize Division of Nuclear Physics members who have had an exceptional impact as mentors of nuclear scientists and students.

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Travel Grants Available for the 2025 APS joint March and April Meeting

To support the attendance of graduate students (or advanced undergraduate students) at the 2025 APS April Meeting.

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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.