About the Event
Honor exceptional achievements in physics at the APS Medal and Society Prize Reception and Ceremony. This event, held 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET on January, 26, 2023, is an opportunity to mingle with fellow leaders in the physics community, as well as enjoy the hors d’oeuvres, dessert bar, and open bar.
Our presentations will begin with a short opening speech from APS CEO Jonathan Bagger, and then you will have the opportunity to hear from awardees.
This event will conclude with more opportunities for mingling and networking.
We encourage business attire.
About the Medal and Prizes
APS is thrilled to recognize the accomplishments of three extraordinary physicists who have advanced the field through their innovative work. Join us to celebrate their achievements.
APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research
The APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research recognizes contributions of the highest level that advance our knowledge and understanding of the physical universe in all its facets. APS honors Sidney Nagel of the University of Chicago with this award for his incisive experiments, numerical simulations and concepts that have expanded and unified soft matter physics.
2023 George E. Valley, Jr. Prize
APS honors Lina Necib of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the discovery of a massive, previously unknown stellar structure that may have shaped the history of the Milky Way, and the development of groundbreaking new methods to study our Galaxy’s dark matter
halo and growth history.
2023 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize
APS honors Albert-László Barabási of Northeastern University for pioneering work on the statistical physics of networks that transformed the study of complex systems, and for lasting contributions in communicating the significance of this rapidly developing field to a broad range of audiences.