Herbert B. Callen Memorial Prize
Sean Ridout - "For his results providing a new theoretical approach to the connection between local structure and glassy dynamics, as well as the connection between such phenomena in low dimensions with exact mean field theories.”
Provided from an endowment established by the family, friends, colleagues, and students of Herbert B. Callen to honor his memory. Awarded to a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow judged by the Physics and Astronomy Department to have made significant contribution to statistical physics.
Arnold M. Denenstein Prize
(Eric) Pooi Seong Chong - “For his leadership in both data analysis of a T2K near-detector prototype, and construction of the T2K electronics.”
Luis Felipe Gutierrez Zagazeta - “For his leadership in testing the AMAC ASIC and his work on module and stave assembly of the ATLAS ITk-strips Phase 2 tracker upgrade.”
Provided from an endowment established by the family, friends, and colleagues of Arnold M. Denenstein to honor his memory and his contributions to science. Awarded annually to a graduate student, judged by the Physics and Astronomy Department, who shows the most promise of becoming and outstanding experimental physicist.
William E. Stephens Prize
Tara Dacunha & Erin Hayes - Provided from an endowment established by the family and friends of the late Williams E. Stephens, pioneer nuclear physicist, former Chair of the Physics Dept., former Dean of The College, and a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania for nearly forty years. Awarded annually to the graduating physics major who has demonstrated, during the course of his or her undergraduate course work, the most promise for a successful career as a scientist, based on overall performance in all aspects of the undergraduate program as judged by members of the Physics and Astronomy faculty. W. E. Stephens served the Dept. of Physics and the University with distinction from 1942 until his death in 1980.
Thomas H. Wood Prize
Nicholas Liu - Awarded annually to the undergraduate student in introductory physics who has demonstrated, during the course of their undergrad coursework, the greatest proficiency in assimilating the concepts of physics, based on overall performance in all aspects of the undergrad program as judged by members of the physics faculty.