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New Ashcroft Award for High-Pressure Researcher within 10 years of PhD

By J Matthew D Lane posted 04-20-2022 17:49

  

Dear High-Pressure Community,

 

It is with great pleasure that we announce a new APS/GSCCM-sponsored award for researchers in their first 10 years post-PhD, the “Neil Ashcroft Early Career Award for Studies of Matter at Extreme High Pressure Conditions.” This new award will be offered annually, beginning immediately, to recognizes outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions by an early-career (within 10-years of PhD) 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 $3000 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.

 

Please help us distribute this announcement widely, as this award is meant to canvass a broader high-pressure community including static and dynamic compression within the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Earth and Planetary Science, Soft Matter and Biology.

 

We sincerely thank Judith Ashcroft and her family for the donation which made this endowed award possible. And, we thank the award creation committee for their hard work and persistence in crafting this award to spur growth and reward outstanding early-career research in the high-pressure community. The committee consisted of Eva Zurek, Shanti Deemyad, Past-Chair Ivan Oleynik, and Treasurer/Secretary Matt Lane.

 

Neil Ashcroft Early Career Award for Studies of Matter at Extreme High Pressure Conditions

Nomination Deadline: July 1st, 2022

 

For a full description of the Ashcroft Award and selection criteria, go to https://www.aps.org/programs/honors/prizes/ashcroft.cfm

For more information about Neil Ashcroft’s life and work, go to https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/202105/ashcroft.cfm

 

Sincerely,

 John Borg, Chair, Marquette University

 Peter M Celliers Chair-Elect, Lawrence Livermore Natl Lab

 Minta C Akin, Vice Chair, Lawrence Livermore Natl Lab

 Ivan Oleynik, Past Chair, University of South Florida

 J Matthew D Lane, Secretary/Treasurer, Sandia National Laboratories

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