Honors

Prizes & Awards

Francis Slack Award

The Francis G. Slack Award was created by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society to honor Excellence in Service to Physics in the Southeast.

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George B. Pegram Award

The George B. Pegram Award, first awarded in 1971, was created by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society to honor “Excellence in the Teaching of Physics in the Southeast.”

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Jesse W. Beams Award

The Jesse W. Beams Research Award, first presented in 1973, was established by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society to recognize especially significant or meritorious research in physics, the major portion of which was carried out while the recipient was resident in the SESAPS region.

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Award Donations

The three awards presented by the Southeastern Section rely on member contributions to sustain them. Many members of the section have made previous donations for the Jesse Beams Award, the George Pegram Award, and the Francis Slack Award.

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2008 Pegram, Beams, and Slack Award Winners

At the banquet, the following recipients of the 2008 SESAPS Awards were recognized for their achievements.

The Jesse W. Beams Award for Research was presented to Dr. Herbert A. Mook of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "For groundbreaking research in magnetism and superconductivity and leadership in bringing world-leading neutron scattering capabilities to North America."

The George B. Pegram Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Physics in the Southeast was presented to Dr. Michael Fowler of the University of Virginia, "For excellence in teaching physics at all levels, outreach efforts and global influence on physics teaching through his websites"

The Frances G. Slack Award for Excellence in Service to Physics in the Southeast was presented to Dr. Laurence Cain of Davidson College, for his many years of service to SESAPS and to Physics in the Southeast.

Dr. Michael Fowler (left), Pegram Award; Dr. Herbert A. Mook (center) Beams Award; and Dr. Laurence Cain (right)

The 2008 SESAPS Awardees at the Annual Meeting banquet in Raleigh.

Dr. Michael Fowler (left), Pegram Award; Dr. Herbert A. Mook (center) Beams Award; and Dr. Laurence Cain (right) Slack Award.