Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics

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The Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics aims to recognize outstanding scholarly achievements in the history of physics.

The prize is given annually and will consist of $10,000 and a certificate citing the contributions of the recipient, plus an allowance for travel to an APS meeting to receive the award and deliver an invited lecture on the history of physics.

The Award fund will be administered by American Physical Society (APS).

Rules & Eligibility:

  • Outstanding scholarly achievements are reflected primarily in the publication of one or more scholarly books or a series of scholarly articles on any topic or chronological period in the history of physics.
  • These can include significant editions of works of physicists that display outstanding editorial scholarship; other edited books or collections of previously published articles will be considered but given less weight.
  • Further outstanding professional achievements such as teaching, lecturing, editing of journals, organization of conferences, and productions on the Web or in other electronic media may be considered if they have contributed significantly to fostering excellence in the history of physics.

  • The Award usually is given to a single person but to no more than three individuals.
  • It is granted without restriction.
  • Nominations will remain active for three years.

  • It is open to scholars of all nationalities; membership in a scholarly or professional society is not required.

    For information regarding the application & application Deadlines, please see; Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics
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