Nominations Still Accepted for 2021 Andrew Gemant Award

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2021 — The American Institute of Physics is still accepting nominations for the 2021 Andrew Gemant Award. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2021.

The Gemant Award is presented every year and recognizes the accomplishments of a person who has made significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics.

Self-nominations are permitted, and nominations of women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are encouraged. Recent winners include Geraldine Cox (2020), Virginia Trimble (2019), and David Kaplan (2018), and previous winners include Lisa Randall (2012), Brian Greene (2003), and Stephen Hawking (1998).

The awardee is chosen based on contributions in one or more of the following areas: creative work in the arts and humanities that derives from a deep knowledge of and love for physics; the interpretation of physics to the public through such means as mass media presentations or public lectures; the enlightenment of physicists and the public regarding the history of physics or other cultural aspects of physics; or clear communication of physics to students who are learning physics as part of their general education.

The award is made possible by a bequest of Andrew Gemant to the American Institute of Physics. The awardee is named by the AIP board of directors based on the recommendation of an outside selection committee appointed by the institute’s board chair.

For more details and to submit nominations, please visit https://www.aip.org/aip/awards/gemant-award.

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About the Andrew Gemant Award

The Andrew Gemant Award recognizes the accomplishments of a person who has made significant contributions to the cultural, artistic, or humanistic dimension of physics and is given annually. The awardee receives a $5,000 cash award, designates an academic institution to receive a grant of $3,000 to further the public communication of physics, and is invited to deliver a public lecture in a suitable forum.

About AIP

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies. AIP pursues its mission—to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity—with a unifying voice of strength from diversity. In its role as a federation, AIP advances the success of its Member Societies by providing the means to pool, coordinate, and leverage their diverse expertise and contributions in pursuit of a shared goal of advancing the physical sciences in the research enterprise, in the economy, in education, and in society. In its role as an institute, AIP operates as a center of excellence using policy analysis, social science, and historical research to promote future progress in the physical sciences.

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