Call for the Research into the Science of Light Prize 2017

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The Quantum Electronics and Optics Division (QEOD) of the European Physical Society is presently soliciting nominations for their biennial prize Research into the Science of Light.  Details of the required material to provide are given below.

Nominations are to be received online by October 1st, 2016 at the latest. 

The European Physical Society (EPS) Prize for Research into the Science of Light is a major prize awarded on behalf of the EPS through its Quantum Electronics & Optics Division (QEOD). The prize is awarded every 2 years in recognition of recent work by one or more individuals (no more than three) for scientific excellence in the area of electromagnetic science in its broadest sense, across the entire spectrum of electromagnetic waves.

The work for which the individual(s) is/are nominated must be such that a significant component of it was performed during the period 5 years prior to the award.  In addition, the award will recognize research for which a significant portion of the work was carried out in Europe or in cooperation with European researchers, and may be given for either pure or applied research.

The award will be accompanied by an engraved glass medal, certificate, and a monetary contribution of 2000 euros.

The Prize Ceremony and Lecture will be highlights of the EPS Nanometa Conference organized in Seefeld, Austria, from the 4th to 7th of January, 2017.

Nominations must include:

  • A cover letter provided by the nominator with proposed citation
  • A two-page summary of the significance of the work which is the subject of the nomination. For a nominated team of more than one person, the summary should clearly specify the individual contribution of each nominee, and when and where the work has been performed.
  • Nominee CV(s)
  • A list of publications covering the last five years (a few earlier articles particularly relevant for the nomination can also be included).  Five articles of most significance should be highlighted.
  • Up to three letters of endorsement of the nomination.

Online Submission Details

All material must be prepared in English and combined into either a single consolidated PDF file or a ZIP archive.  Please click the link below to access the submission site:

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