Prizes & Awards

Postdoctoral Speaker Award 

GSNP invites nominations for the GSNP Postdoctoral Speaker Award. This award seeks to recognize the best contributed talk at the APS March Meeting by a postdoctoral researcher in the area of Statistical and Nonlinear Physics.

Eligible candidates are researchers holding a non-tenure track position at the time of the meeting who have received their Ph.D. degrees no more than 5 years prior to the March meeting.

Candidates must be nominated by a senior researcher, such as a mentor, former advisor, or collaborator.

Each nomination must include:

  • A letter from the nominator commenting on the presentation skills of the candidate and the significance of the work in the area of statistical and nonlinear physics.
  • Abstract of the candidate's talk, which should be a verbatim copy of the abstract submitted as a contributed talk to the APS March Meeting*.
  • Candidate’s curriculum vitae.

Submit a Nomination

Nominations for the 2022 March meeting must be submitted by Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

*The abstract of the talk must also have been submitted to the March Meeting as a regular contributed talk

Up to five finalists will be selected. Each finalist will present their talk twice at the March Meeting: once in its regular session and once in a special session. Up to $500 travel funding will be provided to chosen finalists presenting their talk in person.

The first-place winner will receive an additional $500 award. Prizes will be announced at the GSNP Business meeting.

Past Winners and Finalists


  • Armand Boroman (Yale)
  • Benjamin Loewe (Syracuse)
  • Sheng Mao (Princeton)
  • Dan Sussman (Syracuse)
Winner: Vikram Rathee (Georgetown)


  • Dibyendu Mandal (UC Berkley)
  • Oren Raz (U. Maryland)
  • Matthias Merkel (Syracuse)
  • Casey Bester (Duke)
  • Edward Bannigan (Northwestern)
Winner: Matthias Merkel (Syracuse)


Please contact Dvora Perahia, Secretary/Treasurer, GSNP.

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.