## Scientific Awards won by our ParticipantsThis list is not complete and does not include the many awards our participants have received over the years. If you know of any awardees who should be listed, contact ACP. Click
Here to learn about the ACP Bethe Circle## 2018Clifford Johnson, University of Southern
California Klopsteg Memorial
Lecture Award [Recognizes educators
who have made notable and creative
contributions to the teaching of physics.]
Chosen for his exemplary commitment to both
frontier research and to publicizing the
excitement of physics on television and in
movies and books continues to contribute to
the public knowledge and understanding of
physics.Hirosi Ooguri, Caltech and Kavli IPMU
Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics [Annual
prize presented by the University of Hamburg
and the Joachim Herz Foundation for
outstanding research achievements in
theoretical physics. This is the first year
the prize covers all areas of theoretical
physics.] Chosen for his outstanding
contributions to the topological string
theory. ## 2016David Hitlin, Caltech W.K.H.
Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle
Physics [APS prize since 1985 to
recognize outstanding achievements in
experimental particle physics.] Chosen for
leadership in the BABAR and Belle
experiments, which established the violation
of CP symmetry in B meson decay, and
furthered our understanding of quark mixing
and quantum chromodynamics.Randy Hulet, Rice University Davisson–Germer
Prize [APS prize to recognize
outstanding work in atomic physics or
surface physics.] Chosen for pioneering
investigations of quantum degenerate gasses
and how they are affected by atomic
interaction.Clifford Johnson, University of Southern
California Simons Fellow in
Theoretical Physics [The Fellows
Programs provide funds to faculty for up to
a semester long research leave from
classroom teaching and administrative
obligations. Such leaves can increase
creativity and provide intellectual
stimulation. Vassiliki Kalogera, Northwestern
University Hans A. Bethe
Prize [Recognizes outstanding work in
theory, experiment or observation in the
areas of astrophysics, nuclear physics,
nuclear astrophysics, or closely related
fields.] Chosen for key contributions to the
study of the electromagnetic and
gravitational wave radiation from binary
compact objects, including the now–verified
prediction that neutron star mergers produce
short gamma–ray bursts that will be found in
all galaxy types.Alexei Kitaev, Caltech; Greg Moore,
Rutgers; Nicholas Read, Yale Dirac
Medal of the ICTP [Awarded annually
since 1985 for outstanding contributions to
theoretical physics.]David Pines, UC Davis Julius
Edgar Lilienfeld Prize [APS award that
recognizes a most outstanding contribution
to physics.] Chosen for his contributions to
our understanding of emergent behavior in
quantum matter–plasmons, nuclear, celestial
and unconventional superfluidity, heavy
electron emergence, and for his
effectiveness in communicating these
discoveries and a new “emergent” paradigm to
the broader scientific community.Matthias Troyer, Microsoft Aneesur
Rahman Prize for Computational Physics [Annual
APS prize recognizing outstanding
achievement in computational physics
research.] Chosen for pioneering numerical
work in many seemingly intractable areas of
quantum many body physics and for providing
efficient sophisticated computer codes to
the community.## 2015Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo
Nobel Prize in Physics. Chosen for
the discovery of neutrino oscillations,
which shows that neutrinos have mass.Marc Kamionkowski, Johns Hopkins
Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics
[APS and AAS award that recognizes
accomplishments in theoretical
astrophysics.] Chosen (with David Spergel)
for outstanding contributions to the
investigation of the fluctuations of the
cosmic microwave background, which have led
to major breakthroughs in our understanding
of the universe.Pierre Ramond, University of Florida
Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical
Physics [Annual APS prize since 1959
recognizing outstanding publications in the
field of mathematical physics.] Chosen for
pioneering foundational discoveries in
supersymmetry and superstring theory, in
particular the dual model of fermions and
the theory of the Kalb-Ramond field.Subir Sachdev, Harvard Dirac
Medal and Lecture (University of New
South Wales) [Awarded annually since 1979
for outstanding contributions to theoretical
physics.]David Spergel, Princeton Dannie
Heineman Prize for Astrophysics [APS
and AAS award that recognizes
accomplishments in theoretical
astrophysics.] Chosen (with Marc
Kamionkowski) for outstanding contributions
to the investigation of the fluctuations of
the cosmic microwave background, which have
led to major breakthroughs in our
understanding of the universe.Ian Spielman, National Institute of
Standards and Technology Rabi
Prize in Atomic, Molecular & Optical
Physics [Recognizes outstanding
research in atomic, molecular and optical
physics by investigators who have held a PhD
for 10 years or less.] Chosen for the
development of quantum simulations using
ultra–cold atoms, creation of synthetic
electromagnetic fields, demonstration of
synthetic spinorbit coupling, and
applications to studying new physical
systems.## 2014Michael Green, Cambridge University
Physics Frontiers Prize [Awarded
annually by the Fundamental Physics Prize
Foundation, established in 2012 to recognize
groundbreaking work in the field.] Chosen
for work developing superstring theory in
collaboration with John Schwarz between 1979
and 1986.Greg Moore, Rutgers Dannie
Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics
[Annual APS prize since 1959 recognizing
outstanding publications in the field of
mathematical physics.] Chosen for eminent
contributions to mathematical physics with a
wide influence in many fields, ranging from
string theory to supersymmetric gauge
theory, conformal field theory, condensed
matter physics, and four–manifold theory.## 2013John Schwarz, Caltech
Physics Frontiers Prize [Awarded
annually by the Fundamental Physics Prize
Foundation, established in 2012 to recognize
groundbreaking work in the field.] Chosen
for work developing superstring theory in
collaboration with Michael Green between
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