(NEW) Early Career Prize in the History of Physics: Inter-Union Commission for the History and Philosophy of Physics – IUPAP Early Career Prize in History of Physics. Deadline 28 February 2023.

Inter-Union Commission for the History and Philosophy of Physics IUPAP Early Career Prize in History of Physics

The IUCHPP is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the inaugural Early Career Prize in the History of Physics. The prize recognises outstanding contributions to the areas within the remit of the Commission. These areas include:

  • the history and philosophy of physics in any geographic region;
  • the history of physics in its experimental, instrumental, and theoretical forms;  
  • the history of applied physics in industry and laboratory settings;
  • the history of astrophysics, biophysics, and allied disciplines;
  • the history of physics communities and physics diplomacy in a global context
  • the history of physics within its social, cultural, and political contexts.  

We encourage nominations of early career historians of physics in the broadest sense: early career scholars from around the world, including those who may have followed non-traditional career paths, who may have overcome funding difficulties and/or contributed to forming communities at their institutions or in their home countries.  

Nominations can be made for any early career scholar (Ph.D. received within the past 8 years) working on the history of physics broadly construed. No self-nominations are permitted. The prize will include 1000 Euros and a medal from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), awarded by the IUCHPP at the Fifth Biennial Early-Career Conference for Historians of the Physical Sciences, which will be held in Copenhagen from August 31 to September 3, 2023 (https://www.aip.org/history-programs/physics-history/early-career-conference). The winner will be invited to give a talk at the conference.  

Eligibility: The commission will consider nominees with Ph.D. dates after Jan 1st, 2015, for the 2023 prize.

Nominations should be sent in a single PDF file named Surname.pdf including:

  • A cover letter by the nominator(s) evaluating the nominee’s contributions to the history of physics and identifying the specific achievements and scholarly work for which the nominee is to be recognized.
  • A statement declaring that, to the best of the nominator’s knowledge, the nominee meets the commonly held standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity.
  • A Curriculum Vitae of the nominee including all publications.
  • Nominations must be sent to early-career-prize@iuchpp.org  

The deadline for submissions of nominations is February 28, 2023.


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