IUPAP Young Scientist (Early Career) Prize in Fundamental Metrology (C2) - Call for Nominations

Nominations are sought for the IUPAP Young Scientist (Early Career) Prize in Fundamental Metrology. Up to three prizes are to be awarded in 2012 by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics through Commission C2 – SUNAMCO.

The Prize comprises a medal and an award of €1,000. The Prize will be presented during the Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2012), Gaylord National Resort, Washington DC, USA, 1–6 July 2012.

The nominee is expected to have made original and outstanding contributions to the field of fundamental metrology. The leading personal contribution of the recipient to the achievement must be clearly identifiable when the work was performed in collaboration. Nominees for the prize should have a maximum of 8 years of research experience from the start of their professional career (excluding career interruption) on 1 January 2012.

Nominations must include:

  • A letter of not more than 1,000 words evaluating the nominee’s achievements and identifying the specific work to be recognized. 
  • A curriculum vitae including all publications. 
  • A brief biographical sketch not exceeding two pages.

IUPAP welcomes the nomination of outstanding women or candidates from other underrepresented groups. Self-nominations will not be considered.
The winner or winners of the prize will be chosen by the members of Commission C2 – SUNAMCO. The Prize-winner(s) will be notified by 30 April 2012. Nominations should be sent by the deadline of 31 March 2012 to:

Stephen Lea
Chair, IUPAP Commission C2 - SUNAMCO
National Physical Laboratory
Hampton Road
Teddington
Middlesex
TW11 0LW
United Kingdom                                     or:     stephen.lea@npl.co.uk

Recent recipients of the IUPAP Young Scientist (Early Career) Prize in Fundamental Metrology include:

2010 Till Rosenband (NIST, USA)
2008 Sébsatien Bize (LNE-SYRTE, France) and Frank Herfurth (GSI, Germany)