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2011-2014 Council and Commission Chairs

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The 2011-2014 Council and Commission Chairs at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, 4 November 2014.

28th General Assembly

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The 28th General Assembly of IUPAP at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, 5-7 November 2014.

C9 Young Scientist Prize 2015 nominations due 31 December 2014

Young Scientist Prize Nomination 2015

C9: Magnetism – Young Scientist

The deadline for the nominations of the C9 Young Scientist Prize in Magnetism is 31 December 2014.

Nominations should be sent to C9 Secretary Manuel Vazquez.

Please click here for submission details.

 

C9 Commission Award 2015 nominations due 31 December 2014

Commission Award Nomination 2015

C9: Magnetism – Magnetism Award and Néel Medal

The deadline for the nominations of the C9 Commission Award, Magnetism Award and Néel Medal is 31 December 2014.

Nominations should be sent to C9 Secretary Manuel Vazquez.

Please click here for submission details.

AC2 Young Scientist Prize 2014

The 2014 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize for AC2: International Commission on General Relativity and Gravitation will be awarded to:

  • Jorge E. Santos [Stanford University and Cambridge University], “For finding the first example of an instability of certain higher-dimensional black holes; for constructing novel anti-de Sitter black hole solutions and using them to explore connections with strongly coupled condensed matter systems.”

C16 Young Scientist Prize 2014

The 2014 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize for C16: Commission on Plasma Physics was awarded during the International Congress on Plasma Physics (ICPP) in Lisbon, Portugal held on 15th-19th September 2014, to:

  • Wei Lu [Tsinghua University, Beijing, China], “For original contributions to high intensity laser and beam plasma interactions including a theory for nonlinear plasma wakefields and widely used scaling laws for Laser Wakefield Acceleration in the nonlinear regime.”

C15 Young Scientist Prize 2014

The 2014 IUPAP Young Scientist Prize for C15: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics was awarded during the International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP) in Washington D.C. held on 7 August 2014, to:

  • Dr Jacob M Taylor [NIST and Joint Quantum Institute], “For groundbreaking advances in the design of compact, practical devices that bridge the classical world with the exotic quantum world.”

C11 Young Scientist Prize 2014

The 2014 IUPAP Young Scientist Prizes for C11: Particles and Fields were awarded during the 37th International Conference on High Energy Physics held from 2-9 July 2014, in Valencia, Spain, to:

  • Claude Duhr [University of Durham, UK],”For his outstanding contributions to elementary particle theory, in particular, to formal developments in quantum field theory and their applications to precision calculations in collider phenomenology.”, and
  • Kerstin Tackmann [DESY],”For her outstanding contributions to experimental high energy physics, in particular, to the discovery of the Higgs via its gamma gamma decay mode with the ATLAS experiment.”

 

C8 Young Scientist Winners 2014

The 2014 IUPAP Young Scientist Prizes for C8: Semiconductors were awarded during the 32nd International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors held on 10-15 August 2014, Austin, Texas, USA, to:

  • Dr Rahul Nair [The University of Manchester, UK], “For highly innovative work exploring the effects of valley polarization on the optical and optoelectronic properties of the two dimensional dichalcogenides.”
  • Dr Xiaodong Xu [University of Washington, Washington, USA], “For highly innovative work exploring the effects of valley polarization on the optical and optoelectronic properties of the two dimensional dichalcogenides.”

 

C6 Young Scientist Winners 2012, 2013, 2014

The 2012, 2013 and 2014 IUPAP Young Scientist Prizes for C6: Biological Physics were awarded during the 8th IUPAP International Conference of Biological Physics (ICBP 2014)
to be held 18-22 June, 2014 in Beijing, China, to the following scientists:

  • 2014 Dr Yi Cao [Nanjing University, China], “For his seminal contributions to development and application of atomic force microscope based single molecule force spectroscopy to study the nanomechanics and mechanical unfolding dynamics of proteins. This work is a milestone for our current understanding of the mechanical design of mechanically stable elastomeric proteins, and opens tremendous new opportunities for tailoring the mechanical properties of biomaterials.”, and
  • 2013 Dr Marina Kuimova [Imperial College London, UK ], “For her seminal contributions to elucidating the intracellular environment during normal cell function and photodynamic therapy using advanced imaging techniques. To this aim, Dr Marina Kuimova has developed highly innovative time-resolved optical techniques and has pioneered the use of novel fluorescent molecular rotors to map intracellular viscosity.”, and
  • 2012 Dr Tuomas Knowles [University of Cambridge, UK], “For his seminal contributions to the biophysics of macromolecular self-assembly into highly ordered bio-polymers in the context of both, fundamental biophysics and application in materials science and molecular medicine. This work represents a remarkable advance that has fundamentally changed the way we understand assemble and mis-assemble processes of proteins at the molecular level.”