Prizes & Awards

Francis M. Pipkin Award

To honor exceptional research accomplishments by a young scientist in the interdisciplinary area of precision measurement and fundamental constants and to encourage the wide dissemination of the results of that research. The award is given biennially every odd-number year and consists of $2,000 plus support of travel expenses to the APS Meeting at which the award is conferred.

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Norman F. Ramsey Prize

To recognize outstanding accomplishments in the two fields in which Norman Ramsey excelled: (1) Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, and (2) Precision Tests of Fundamental Laws & Symmetries. The Prize consists of a $10,000 check, a certificate citing accomplishments, and travel support for the recipient to attend the DAMOP annual meeting at which the prize is presented. 

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GPMFC Poster Prize

At DAMOP and/or the GPMFC Workshop, prizes are presented to the best student posters. Awards are based on (1) the intellectual merit, (2) innovation of the research, (3) impact on the field, and (4) the quality of the visual and verbal presentation.

Past Winners

  • 2021 DAMOP – William Milner – JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 2019 DAMOP – Chandler Schlupf – University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • 2019 DAMOP – Tanya Roussy – JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 2019 GPMFC Workshop – William Thompson – Yale University
  • 2018 DAMOP – Julia Cline – JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 2018 DAMOP – William Cairncross – JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder

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.