APS Honors

APS Prizes, Awards, and Dissertation Awards

APS prizes & awards recognize outstanding achievements in research, education and public service. With few exceptions, they are open to all members of the scientific community in the U.S. and abroad. The nomination and selection procedure, involving APS-appointed selection committees, guarantees their high standards and prestige.

Stuart Parkin to Receive American Physical Society’s Highest Award for Contributions to Spintronics and Data Storage

Stuart ParkinAPS has awarded Stuart Parkin of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics the 2024 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research, recognizing him “for major discoveries in spintronics leading to a revolution in data storage and memory”

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APS Fellowship

Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers for exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise. Any active APS member is eligible for nomination and election to APS Fellowship.

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Historic Sites Initiative

APS recognizes a select number of sites in the United States where important events in the history of physics took place.

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APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research

To recognize contributions of the highest level that advance our knowledge and understanding of the physical universe.

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Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.