C3: Statistical Physics
The Commission on Statistical Physics (C3) was established by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics in 1945 to promote the exchange of information and views among the members of the international scientific community in the general field of Statistical Physics.
The Boltzmann Medal
- Boltzmann Ceremony & Presentation: July 24(Wed), 2013
The Boltzmann Award was instituted by the Commission on Statistical Physics (C3) of the IUPAP to honor outstanding achievements in Statistical Physics. It is presented by the Commission at the STATPHYS meeting. The award consists of a glided medal (the Boltzmann Medal) with the inscription of Ludwig Boltzmann.
The C3 Commission is pleased to announce that the Boltzmann Medal has been awarded during STATPHYS25 to:
Giovanni Jona-Lasinio: For his seminal contributions to spontaneous symmetry breaking in particle physics and the theory of non-equilibrium fluctuations.
Harry Swinney: For his ingenious and challenging experiments which have had a large impact on many areas of statistical physics.
And the most recent Young Scientist Prize:
Takahiro Sagawa: For developing a comprehensive theoretical framework to characterize the thermodynamics of nonequilibrium systems with feedback control.
Kazumasa Takeuchi: For his outstanding experiments on fluctuation properties of growing interfaces in turbulent liquid crystals.
Kazumasa Takeuchi (left), recipient of the 2013 IUPAP Young Scientist in Statistical Physics; Stefano Ruffo [Previous Chair, IUPAP Commission C3]; and Takahiro Sagawa, recipient of the 2013 IUPAP Young Scientist in Statistical Physics, at the 25th International Conference on Statistical Physics in Seoul, Korea, 22-26 July 2013.
Stefano Ruffo [Previous Chair, IUPAP Commission C3], (left); Harry L. Swinney, recipient of the C3 Boltzmann medal 2013; and Giovanni Jona-Lasinio, recipient of the C3 Boltzmann medal 2013, at the 25th International Conference on Statistical Physics in Seoul, Korea, 22-26 July 2013.