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Leo Szilard Lectureship Award

The Leo Szilard Lectureship Award is given annually by the American Physical Society for "outstanding accomplishments by physicists in promoting the use of physics for the benefit of society". It is given internationally in commemoration of physicist Leo Szilard.

"In the years of Szilards life and activity it became clearer than ever before how great the responsibility of scientists is to the society. And, to a large extent, it is due to Szilard that this awareness began to spread in the scientific community." - Andrei Sakharov

It is often awarded to physicists early in their careers who are active in areas such as environmental issues, arms control, or science policy. As of 2015 the recipient is given $3.000 plus $2.000 travel expenses and is expected to lecture at an APS meeting and at educational or research laboratories, to promote awareness of their activities.

                                     

1. Recipients

The award is given yearly and was first presented in 1974.

  • 2012 Siegfried Hecker
  • 2003 Robert H. Socolow
  • 1994 Herbert York
  • 2006 Paul G. Richards
  • 1974 David R. Inglis
  • 1982 Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky
  • 2017 James Timbie
  • 2014 M. V. Ramana, Ramamurti Rajaraman
  • 1984 Kosta Tsipis
  • 1991 John H. Gibbons
  • 1999 John Alexander Simpson
  • 1978 Matthew Meselson
  • 1996 David Hafemeister
  • 1986 Arthur Rosenfeld
  • 1989 Anthony Nero
  • 1981 Henry Way Kendall, Hans Bethe
  • 1976 Richard Garwin
  • 1993 Ray Kidder, Roy Woodruff
  • 2004 Marc Ross
  • 2008 Anatoli Diyakov, Pavel Podvig
  • 2010 Frank von Hippel
  • 2018 Edwin Stuart Lyman
  • 2001 John Harte
  • 1977 not awarded
  • 2009 Raymond Jeanloz
  • 2019 Zia Mian
  • 1979 Sherwood Rowland
  • 1998 David Baird Goldstein, Howard Geller
  • 1988 Robert H. Williams
  • 2007 James E. Hansen
  • 2015 Ashok Gadgil
  • 1987 Thomas B. Cochran
  • 2005 David K. Barton, Roger Falcone, Daniel Kleppner, Frederick K. Lamb, Ming K. Lau, Harvey L. Lynch, David Moncton, David Montague, David E. Mosher, William Priedhorsky, Maury Tigner, David R. Vaughan
  • 1975 Bernard T. Feld
  • 2000 Jeremiah David Sullivan
  • 1997 Thomas L. Neff
  • 1980 Sidney Drell
  • 1992 Kurt Gottfried
  • 2011 John F. Ahearne
  • 1990 Theodore Postol
  • 1985 James B. Pollack, O. Brian Toon, Thomas P. Ackerman, Richard P. Turco, Carl Sagan, John W. Birks, Paul J. Crutzen
  • 2013 Geoffrey West
  • 1995 Evgeny Velikhov, Roald Sagdeev
  • 2016 Joel Primack
  • 2020 France A. Cordova
  • 1983 Andrei Sakharov
  • 2002 Henry C. Kelly

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