Awards

Elsevier Physics Prizes, Awards and Medals

We believe in being part of the community in which we publish by recognizing outstanding scientists within the field and providing support to societies and young scientists. Here are the initiatives that our Physics journals directly sponsor:

Prizes

Kai Siegbahn Prize 
The Prize, established in honor of the founder of Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, will be awarded every two years and carries a €3,000 prize plus a travel allowance to the meeting at which the prize is awarded and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. To recognize and encourage outstanding experimental achievement in synchrotron radiation research with a significant component of instrument development. Particular preference will be given to the development of synchrotron radiation spectroscopies.

Frank Isakson Prize
This award recognizes outstanding optical research that leads to breakthroughs in the condensed matter sciences. The prize is awarded biennially in even-numbered years as a memorial to Frank Isakson. Supported by the journal Solid State Communications.

Kamerlingh Onnes Prize
The Kamerlingh Onnes Prize for Superconductivity Experiments is awarded every 3 years during the M2S-HTSC conference for outstanding experiments which illuminate the nature of Superconductivity other than materials. Supported by Physica C – Superconductivity and its Applications.

Schieber Prize
The International Organization for Crystal Growth Schieber Prize, sponsored by the Journal of Crystal Growth is awarded to a young author to recognize his or her outstanding scientific publications in the field of Crystal Growth. The prize consists of travel and accommodation expenses (to a maximum of USD5000) to the ICCG conference and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. The prize is awarded every 3 years during the ICCG conference

ICL Prize
All workers in the field of luminescence are eligible to be considered for the Prize. The award will recognize the accomplishments of an individual in theory, experiment, or in applications. The contributions must have had a recognizable impact on the science and technology of light emissive properties and materials. No time limitations are placed on the work to be cited. Supported by Journal of Luminescence.

Physica Prize
Annually during the Physica lecture to a prominent Physicist promoting Dutch Physics. Awarded by the NNV and the Stichting Physica, through royalties from the journals Physica A - E.

Awards

Elsevier Innovation Award in Publishing
Invented in March 2014, the award was created to improve the online publishing experience. Participants at APS 2014 in Denver shared their ideas supporting authors in presenting their research or to enrich the reader experience. The winning idea was awarded with a "Big Bang Theory" Season 1-6 DVD box. Colton Bigler came up with the idea to create a interactive equation viewer - a great suggestion! Colton, thank you for your creative idea!.

Cryogenics Best Paper Award
Every year the editors of our journal Cryogenics select a paper from the previous year that in their opinion was the most valuable contribution to the journal.

Frans Habraken Best Paper  Award
To recognize one young scientist  for his or her outstanding research in surface science. The journal Applied  Surface Science is the official donor of the award, through Elsevier. The prize  consists of a certificate and €1,000. The prize is awarded every year

Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award
To recognize one individual for his or her outstanding research in surface science. The journal Surface Science is the official donor of the award, through Elsevier. The prize consists of a certificate and €5,000. The prize is awarded every year by the DPG Surface Science Division at the DPG Spring Conference.

JARI Enterprise Award
The JARI Medal, first given in 1980 by the journal Applied Radiation and Isotopes, recognizes a senior scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of Radiation Physics.

Nicholas Metropolis Award
To recognize doctoral thesis research of outstanding quality and achievement in computational physics and to encourage effective written and oral presentation of research results. The award is supported by the Journal of Computational Physics.

Nuclear Instruments and Methods A: Young Scientist Award
Nuclear Physics A: Young Scientist Award consisting of an award certificate and a monetary remuneration, has been created to honor young researchers for the best poster and best oral presentation. There will be two awards for each category,

Photonics and Nanostructures – Fundamentals and Applications: Young Scientist Award: Qualifications for the award include: awardees are under 40 years of age, have published a paper in PNFA, and have not been a previous award winner. The final selection will be determined by the number of citations received for the paper published in PNFA by the nominee.

Solid State Ionics Best Paper Award
Sponsoring the Solid State Ionics Best Paper Awards

Raymond Viskanta Award
Young Scientist Award sponsored by the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer .

Peter C. Waterman Award
Young Scientist Award sponsored by the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer .

Young Scientist Award in Spectroscopy
Sponsored by the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. 

Frans Habraken Best Paper Award
Introduced by Applied Surface Science in memory of Professor Frans Habraken, who served as an Editor from 1998 to 2011, to honour his scientific contribution to the field of surface science and in particular to the development of the journal. The award will be presented to a young author who has published a paper of exceptionally high quality.

Poynting Award on Radiative Transfer
The Poynting Award honors the life-time contributions and achievements of a scientist who has made a landmark impact on the radiative transfer research and its applications. This Elsevier Award will be administered by the Editors and Publisher of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer.  

Van de Hulst Light-Scattering Award
The Award is meant to celebrate the life-time achievement of an individual scientist who has made a landmark contribution to the research field of electromagnetic scattering by particles and its applications. The Award will be administered by the Editorial Board and Publisher of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer.  

Elsevier Benedict Spectroscopy Award
The Benedict Spectroscopy Award is introduced in honor of William S. Benedict, and honors the life-time contributions and achievements of a scientist who has made a landmark impact on spectroscopy research and its applications. This Elsevier Award will be administered by the Editors and Publisher of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer.

Medals

IUVSTA Elsevier Students Awards
Supported by Applied Surface Science.

JARI Medal Award
Supported by Applied Radiation and Isotopes.

John H. Dillon Medal
To recognize outstanding research accomplishments by young polymer physicists who have demonstrated exceptional research promise early in their careers. Recognition consists of US$2,000, up to US$1,000 allowance for travel to the meeting of the Society at which the award is being presented, a bronze medallion, and a certificate