Year

Recipient

Institution at time of award

Awarded for

Ref.

1978

David E. Heckerman




1979

Louis A. Bloomfield




1980

Richard P. Binzel




1981

Mark B. Ritter




1982

Subir Sachdev




1983

Raymond E. Goldstein




1984

Tak Leuk Kwok




1985

Julia W.P. Hsu




1986

Terrence L. Hwa




1987

Gerard C.L. Wong




C. James Yeh




1988

Leo R. Radzihovsky




1989

Deborah L. Kuchnir




Steven H. Simon




1990

Charles J. Brabec




1991

Dean Lee




Stephen Quake




1992

Christopher Barnes




Justin Mortara




1993

David Kaiser




1994

Arthur Chu

Harvard University

"For his achievements as an undergraduate student at Harvard University, particularly his research on 'Laser Manipulation of Three Level System'."


Brandon C. Collings

Hamilton College

"For his achievements as an undergraduate student at Hamilton College, particularly his research on 'Avalanche Upconversion in LaF3:Tm3+'."


Steven S. Gubser

Princeton University

"For his achievements as an undergraduate student at Princeton University, particularly his research on 'Geodesic Distance in TwoDimensional Quantum Gravity'."


1995

Benjamin F. Williams

Middlebury College

"For his achievements as an undergraduate student at Middlebury College, particularly his research on 'Identification and Study of Supernova Remnants in the Galaxy M31'."


Frederick B. Mancoff

Stanford University

"For his achievements as an undergraduate student at Stanford University, particularly his research on 'TwoDimensional Electron Transport and Magnetoresistance Effects in a Random Magnetic Dipole Array'."


1996

Benjamin S. Williams

Haverford College

"For his achievements as an undergraduage student at Haverford College, particularly his research on 'Mixing of a Passive Scalar in TwoDimensional Turbulence'."


Christopher Schaffer

University of Florida

"For his achievements as an undergraduate student at the University of Florida, particularly for his research on 'Programmable Shaping of Ultrabroadbandwidth Pulses from a Ti:sapphire Laser'."


1997

Anna Lopatnikova

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"RenormalizationGroup Theory of Superfluidity and Phase Separation of Helium Mixtures Immersed in Aerogel."


Cameron Geddes

Swarthmore College

"Spheromak Equilibrium Studies on SSX."


1998

Brian Richard D'Urso




Gwendolyn Rae Bell

Harvey Mudd College

"For her achievements as an undergraduate student at Harvey Mudd College and particularly her research Mass of the Milky Way and Dwarf Spheroidal Stream Membership."


1999

Brian Gerke

Williams College

"For his achievements as an undergraduate student at Williams College and particularly his research entitled, Ultrafast Photoisomerization Dynamics: A Tightbinding Model Applied to Small Alkenes."


Govind Krishnaswami

University of Rochester

"For his achievements as an undergraduate student at the University of Rochester and particularly his research entitled, A Model of Interacting Partons for Hadronic Structure Functions."

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2000

Heather J. Lynch

Princeton University

"A Kondo Box: Coulomb Blockade and the Kondo Effect in Irondoped Copper Nanoparticles."


Jacob Jonathan Krich

Swarthmore College

"Correlation Length and Chirality of Isotropic ShortRange Order in Nematic and Chiral Nematic Liquid Crystals."


Steven J. Oliver

University of California, Berkeley

"Laser Cooling to High Phase Space Densities."


2001

Kathryn Todd

California Institute of Technology

"Studies of DoubleLayer TwoDimensional Electron Gases."


Robert Wagner

Illinois State University

"Intense Laser Physics Theory."


2002

Jason Alicea

University of Florida

"Resistance of multilayers with long length scale interfacial roughness."


S. Charles Doret

Williams College

"A Precise Measurement of the Stark Shift in the 6P1/2 �> 7S1/2 378 nm Transition in Atomic Thallium."


2003

Nathaniel Stern

Harvey Mudd College

"Exchange Anisotropy and Giant Magnetoresistance in Thin Film Spin Valves Containing Ultrathin IrMn Antiferromagnetic Layers."


Peter Onyisi

University of Chicago

"Looking for New Invisible Particles."


2004

Jonathan Heckman

Princeton University

"Large Rcharged Sectors of the Ads/CFT Correspondence."


Nathan Oken Hodas

Williams College

"OligoRNA Optimal Binding Calculation."

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2005

David W. Miller

University of Chicago

"Search for high energy axions with the CAST calorimeter."

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Matthew Paoletti

Bucknell University

"Experimental Studies of the Effects of Chaotic Mixing on an AdvectionReactionDiffusion System."


Nathaniel Craig

Harvard University

"Tunable Nonlocal Spin Control in a Coupled Quantum Dot System."


2006

Huanqian Loh

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Applications of Correlated Photon Pairs: SubShot Noise Interferometry and Entanglement."


Hugh Churchill

Oberlin College

"Lowtemperature infrared spectroscopy of H_{2} in solid C_{60}."


Stephanie Moyerman

Harvey Mudd College

"Magnetic Structure Variations in Spin Valves with PicoScale Antiferromagnetic Layers."

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2007

Bryce Gadway

Colgate University

"Creation and Measurement of a SingleProton TwoQubit State to Test a BellKochenSpecker Inequality."

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Matthew Becker

University of Michigan

"The Velocity Structure of MAXBCG Galaxy Clusters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey."


2008

Byron C. Drury

Haverford College

"Factoring Quantum Logic Gates with Cartan Involutions."

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Sujit S. Datta

University of Pennsylvania

"Surface Potentials and Layer Charge Distributions in FewLayer Graphene Films."


2009

Bilin Zhuang

Wellesley College

"Thermodynamics of Ising Systems of the Triangular Kagome Lattice and SmallModel Approximations to Geometrically Frustrated Systems"


Kathryn Greenberg

Mount Holyoke College

"Thermal Coupling and Lensing in Arrays of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers"

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2010

Chia Wei Hsu

Wesleyan University

"SelfAssembly of DNALinked Nanoparticles."


Christopher Chudzicki

Williams College

"Parallel Entanglement Distribution on Hypercube Networks."

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2011

Bethany Jochim

Augustana College

"Strongfield dissociation dynamics of NO2+: A multiphoton electronic or vibrational excitation."

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Djordje Radicevic

Princeton University

"Holography from Renormalization Group Flows."


2012

Theodore Yoder

Franklin & Marshall College

"The Standard Model Extension and its Application to Hydrogen."


Yuliya Dovzhenko

Princeton University

"Coherent Control of a Semiconductor Charge Qubit."

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2013

Guy Geyer Marcus

Wesleyan University

"Rotational Dynamics of Anisotropic Particles in Turbulence: Measurements of Lagrangian Vorticity and the Effects of Alignment with the Velocity Gradient."


Hao Shi

Rochester Institute of Technology

"Torsional Optomechanics: A Dialogue Between Spinning Photons and Twisting Oscillators."

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2014

Kevin Seltzer

Loyola University Maryland

"Finite Temperature Casimir Effect for Charged Scalars in a Magnetic Field"

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Michael Veit

University of Minnesota

"Transport Measurements of the Cuprate Superconductor HgBa_{2}Cu_{4+δ}"

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2015

Adam Sean Jermyn

California Institute of Technology

"For original contributions to understanding how the atmospheres of pulsar companions are heated and for elucidating the observational consequences."

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Benjamin Lee Augenbraun

Williams College

"For highprecision measurement of the DC Stark shift in the twostep 5P1/2 —> 6S1/2—> 6P1/2 transition in atomic indium."

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2016

Nick Rivera

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"For important advances in the field of photonics and exceptional leadership of the Society of Physics Students."


Stephanie Gorczyca

University of San Diego

"For investigation into the effect of crowding on dynamics of DNA using singlemolecule tracking techniques."

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2017

Angela F. Harper

Wake Forest University

"for significant contributions to printed electronics research and outstanding leadership of the Society of Physics Students and Society of Women in STEM fields."

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Calvin Leung

Harvey Mudd College

"for development and experimental implementation of astronomical random number generators for loopholefree tests of Bell’s inequality and other applications in quantum fundamentals, astrophysics, and tests of general relativity."


2018

Eric S. Cooper

Pomona College

"For outstanding contributions towards understanding the adaptive significance of ballistichory by modeling and comparing the flight of seeds dispersed by Acanthaceae fruits."


Nicholas E. Sherman

University of California, Davis

"For outstanding undergraduate research in theoretical condensed matter and mathematical physics dealing with the subjects of quantum entanglement in mixed states, NMR in highly frustrated magnets and anyon dispersion in perturbed Toric Code models."

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2019

Katelyn Cook

Houghton College

"For experimental contributions toward the measurement of lowenergy nuclear cross sections using inertial confinement fusion."

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Tali Khain

University of Michigan

"For original contributions to understanding the outer solar system, including characterizing the dynamical properties of hundreds of new objects in the Kuiper Belt; establishing the orbital stability of a new dwarf planet; and investigating the effects of a hypothesized distant new planet."

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2020

EliseAnne C Koskelo

Pomona College

"For the development and experimental validation of an analytic model that exploits noise in CCDbased thermoreflectance imaging systems to maximize the thermal resolution of the technique via the stochastic resonance effect."

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Nicholas Poniatowski

University of Maryland, College Park

"For original contributions to understanding the outer solar system, including characterizing the dynamical properties of hundreds of new objects in the Kuiper Belt; establishing the orbital stability of a new dwarf planet; and investigating the effects of a hypothesized distant new planet."

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