66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics 

October 7-11, 2024 • Atlanta, Georgia USA

Attendees of any APS in-person or virtual events are expected to meet standards of professional conduct as described in the APS Code of Conduct. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from future participation.

Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for 2024 Prize, Awards, APS DPP Fellowship, and Executive Committee Elections

Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024

A prize or award presented by the American Physical Society (APS) is one of the highest honors a physicist can receive. The Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) annually solicits nominations for an APS prize and several awards.

The nominator does not have to be an APS member. Anyone except a member of the DPP Nominating Committee may submit one nomination or seconding letter for each prize or award in any given year.
Self-nominations are not accepted. Specific eligibility criteria are listed on each award page. Nominators who have an active carry over nomination will receive a reminder email to log in to the nomination system to review and update their nomination as needed. If a nomination is expired, the nominator may submit a new nomination.

Go to the APS Honors page for Prize, Awards and Fellowship Nomination Guidelines. 

Go to the DPP Prize and Awards Committees page for a list of the appointed committee members. 

This year nominations are being accepted for the following five committees: 

  • James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics

  • John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research

  • Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award

Note: Nominations for the Rosenbluth Thesis Award will require a copy of the dissertation, or the URL address of the dissertation.

  • Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research

Click on this link to review the nomination guidelines for APS Society-level prizes, awards, and dissertation awards eligibility to nominate and eligibility to be nominated. 

APS DPP Fellowship

Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 Extended Deadline: Friday, May 17, 2024

The DPP strives to attain a diverse and global representation of Fellows from all areas of the plasma physics community. Go to the Nomination for APS Fellowship page and review the APS Fellowship Nomination Checklist to submit a 2024 DPP Fellowship nomination.

Please review the Fellowship Nomination Package Guidelines

Candidates must be an APS member in good standing at the time of nomination submission. The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. 

The Fellows of APS should reflect diversity. Nominations of women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists working outside the United States are especially encouraged. 

No more than one half of one percent of the Society’s membership (excluding student members) is recognized by their peers for election to the status of APS Fellow. Candidates must be a current member of APS. 

Carolyn Kuranz, Chair
University of Michigan

DPP Nominating Committee

Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2024

Division of Plasma Physics members have the opportunity to elect next year’s leadership from a slate of member candidates selected by the DPP Nominating Committee, chaired by John Palastro. Those elected will start their terms at the end of the DPP Annual Meeting. Members will elect a Vice Chair and three Members-at-Large. 

How to nominate:

  • The DPP Nominating Committee will consider names submitted by any current APS member. Self-nominations are acceptable.
  • DPP member candidates nominated by at least 1% of DPP membership (25 members) will automatically be placed on the ballot. Each individual nominator must submit a nomination to the Nominating Committee Chair with a copy to the DPP Administrator. Only separate nominations from individual DPP members are accepted. Lists of nominators grouped into a single communication will not be accepted.
  • DPP members will have an opportunity to cast votes online or by mail.
  • Submit your candidate's name and affiliation by Monday, April 1, 2024 to: 

John Palastro, Chair
University of Rochester


Saralyn Stewart, DPP Administrator