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Divisions & Groups Prizes

The European Physical Society awards through its Divisions and Interdivisional Groups the following prizes:

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EPCS Group
CMD
Plasma Physics Division
HEPP Division
Nuclear Physics Division
QEOD
Physics Education

EPS Accelerator Group Prizes

The Rolf Wideroe Prize for outstanding work in the accelerator field with no age limit.

The Gersh Budker Prize for a recent, significant contribution to the accelerator field with no age limit.

Best student posters awarded to 2 students whose work, presented in the special session for students is particularly meritorious.

The Frank Sacherer Prize for an individual in the early part of his or her career, having made a recent significant, original contribution to the accelerator field.

A prize, awarded to a student registered for a PhD or diploma in accelerator physics or engineering or to a trainee accelerator physicist or engineer in the educational phase of their professional career, for the quality of work and promise for the future.

Please visit the EPS AG website for more information.

EPS Experimental Physics Control Systems Group Prize

The EPCS Prize is awarded to one or more persons not exceeding the age of 35 who have made outstanding contributions to the field of experimental physics control systems in experimental, theoretical or technological area.

Please visit the EPCS website for more information.

EPS Condensed Matter Division Prizes

The EPS CMD Europhysic Prize is awarded every 2 years for a recent work by one or more individuals in the area of physics of condensed matter, specifically work leading to advances in the fields of electronic, electrical and materials engineering which, in the opinion of the Society's selection committee, represents scientific excellence.

The EPS CMD Liquid Matter Prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to the science of liquid matter.

Please visit the CMD website for more information.

EPS Plasma Physics Division Prizes

EPS-PPD Hannes Alfvén Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Plasma Physics, established in 2000, is awarded each year at the EPS Conference on Plasma Physics.

EPS-PPD PhD Research Award recognises exceptional quality of work carried out by young physicists as part of their PhD research in any area of plasma physics. The prize was established in 2005. A maximal of three prizes are awarded.

EPS-PPD Innovation Prize targets research which has demonstrably led to robust innovative applications or important effects on society. Nominations in any field are encouraged.

Please visit the PPD website for more information.

EPS High Energy Particle Physics Division Prizes

The High Energy and Particle Physics Prize, for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics in experimental, theoretical or technological area, is awarded to one or more persons or to collaboration(s).

The Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize, for an outstanding contribution (experimental or theoretical) to Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology in the last fifteen years, will be awarded to an individual or individuals (normally to not more than 3).

The Young Experimental Physicist Prize, for outstanding work by one or more young physicists (less than 35) in the field of Particle Physics and/or Particle Astrophysics.

The Gribov Medal, for outstanding work by a young physicist (less than 35) in Theoretical Particle Physics and/or Field Theory.

The Outreach Prize, for outstanding outreach achievement connected with High Energy Physics and/or Particle Astrophysics.

Please visit the HEPPD website for more information.

EPS Nuclear Physics Division Prizes

The Lise Meitner Prize is awarded every 2 years to one or several individuals for outstanding work in the fields of experimental, theoretical or applied nuclear science.

The EPS NPD - IBA Prize for Applied Nuclear Science and Nuclear Methods in Medicine is awarded every 2 years to one or more individuals for outstanding work in the field of nuclear science and medicine. The work must have been published in a peer reviewed journal.

The Dissertation Award in Nuclear Physics is awarded by the Nuclear Physics Board - on behalf of the Nuclear Physics Division of the European Physical Society. The award recognizes the excellency of a recent Ph. D. in Nuclear Physics.

Please visit Nuclear Physics Division website for more information.

EPS Quantum Electronics and Optics Division Prizes

The EPS Quantum Electronics and Optics Prize - Fundamental aspects is awarded to one or more persons for outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics.

The EPS Quantum Electronics and Optics Prize - Applied aspects is awarded to one or more persons for outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics.

The EPS Fresnel Prize - Fundamental aspects awarded to one or more persons for their outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics in basic physics or applied sciences, for works published before the age of 35.

The EPS Fresnel Prize - Applied aspects awarded to one or more persons for their outstanding contributions to quantum electronics and optics in basic physics or applied sciences, for works published before the age of 35.

The EPS QEOD Thesis Prizes are awarded for the best nominated PhD theses in the area of quantum electronics and optics submitted in the two years prior to the CLEO/Europe-EQEC meeting. One prizes will be awarded for fundamental and one for applied aspects.

EPS Prize for Research in Laser Science and Applications is awarded on behalf of the European Physical Society through its Quantum Electronics & Optics Division (QEOD). The prize is awarded every 2 years in recognition of recent work by one or more individuals (no more than three) for scientific excellence in the area of laser science and applications in its broadest sense.
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The EPS Prize for Research into the Science of Light is awarded on behalf of the European Physical Society through its Quantum Electronics & Optics Division (QEOD). The prize is awarded every 2 years in recognition of recent work by one or more individuals (no more than three) for scientific excellence in the area of electromagnetic science in its broadest sense, across the entire spectrum of electromagnetic waves.

Please visit the QEOD website for more information.

EPS Physics Education Division Award for Secondary School Teaching

The European Physical Society, acting through its Physics Education Division grants the Award for Secondary School Teaching subject to the following criteria:

  • The award should be made to an individual high school teacher. (It is not a team award.)
  • The award should recognize work that directly affects students of physics in one or more European secondary schools. (Secondary school may be broadly interpreted, but specifically excludes primary schools and universities.)
  • The award should recognize a specific contribution to teaching, particularly one that might be taken up in a range of countries. (It is not a lifetime achievement award, nor is it an award for research into teaching, though teaching may be broadly interpreted and should include activities that encourage students to take up the study of physics or improve access to the study of physics.)

The award consists of a certificate and the amount of € 1,000.

The award will be presented during the ICPE-EPEC conference, which will take place from 5-9 August 2013 in Prague, Czech Republic. The award winner is normally provided with additional funding to allow his or her attendance at the conference.
The award committee consist of four ordinary members and a chair, all nominated by the EPS Physics Education Division.

A single nomination is invited from each National Physical Society belonging to the EPS in the year of the award. The nomination should be no longer than 500 words and should be in English. The Societies should be particularly encouraged to nominate individuals who have already won a national prize or award. The Societies should also be encouraged to consult national associations of physics/science teachers regarding suitable candidates.

The closing date for nominations should be 16 March in the year of the award.

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