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APS Medal & Society Prize Reception and Ceremony

Join the physics community in honoring exceptional research, groundbreaking discoveries, and pioneering work.

Constitution CDE/ C Corridor, Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC

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.

Sidney Nagel

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.

Learn more about Nagel's achievements

Lina Necib

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.

Albert-László Barabási

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.

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Join us for networking, informative talks, and meetings to shape the future of physics.

Travel & Venue

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