Prizes & Awards

Neil Ashcroft Early Career Award

The award recognizes outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions by an early-career scientist to studies of matter at extreme high pressure conditions. This includes static and/or dynamic compressions within the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Earth and Planetary Science, Soft Matter and Biology.  The honor is conferred annually and includes of a $5000 stipend, a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient, and an allowance for travel to an APS meeting to receive the award to deliver an invited lecture at either the biennial SCCM Conference or the APS March Meeting.

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GCCM Student and Dissertation Research Award

Nominations for the award are invited from the entire community and should include a cover letter from the nominator, two additional letters of support, one example of recent work (e.g. publication, conference proceedings), and the nominee’s CV. The recipient will be chosen biennially by a committee of GCCM members based on scientific excellence, impact, and relevance to SCCM topical group science.

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George E. Duvall Shock Science Award

To recognize contributions to understanding condensed matter and non-linear physics through shock compression. This award is to be presented biennially in odd-numbered years and consists of a cash award of $5,000, a plaque citing the accomplishments of the recipient, and an allowance for travel to the meeting at which it is to be presented.

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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.