The Institute of Physics Awards and Medals
These awards and medals are given to individuals who have made significant contributions in the field of physics.
The Purpose of IPS Awards
In 2015, the Institute of Physics, Singapore, takes great pleasure in recognising and rewarding local physicists for outstanding achievements in their respective fields.
It is our objective to identify and honour physicists who are currently doing remarkable physics research and making innovative physics education contributions to encourage younger members of our local physics community to attain greater success in future as they probe the marvelous yet unknown frontiers of the physical Universe. Our purpose of identifying such potential award candidates increases the sense of camaraderie within our Institute and the celebration of these accomplishments serves to raise the profile of the Singapore physics community internationally.
The IPS Awards Committee would be delighted to welcome nominations for outstanding physics research and innovative physics education. Each nomination will be kept for 2 years for review.
May I invite you to nominate for an Institute Award those whom you hold in high esteem.
Professor Sow Chorng Haur
Procedure for selection - 2015 awards
Proposers who wish to make a nomination for any of the awards should complete the nomination form below. Nominations will be considered by the Institute's Awards Committee, which makes recommendations to The President and The IPS Council. The deadline for the receipt of Nomination Forms and Referees’ Report is, 17th November 2015. The winners will be announced by end 2015 and invited to a prize presentation ceremony in the later part of 2015 or early part of 2016.
Each nomination will be kept for 2 years for review and suitable nominees will be invited to update their Curriculum Vitae.
Eligibility for Awards
Those eligible for the awards should have done physics related works in Singapore for at least 2 years and are Singaporeans or Permanent Residents or have strong Singaporean ties. Award recipients are expected to be Elected IPS Members although they may not be IPS Members before or upon nomination.
An IPS Award recipient will not be awarded again for the subsequent 5 years.
The IPS Council reserves the right not to give any award in any particular year for any category if there are no suitable Nominees.
1) The IPS President's Medal
2) The World Scientific (Physics Research) Medal and Prize
3) The Nanotechnology Physics Medal and Prize
4) The Crescendas Medals and Prizes
The award shall be made annually for outstanding contributions to the teaching and understanding of physics. The Proposer may also be one of the 3 Referees, with at least one being the Head of Department, Vice Principal or Principal of Schools. Each award comprises the Crescendas Medal, an IPS certificate and a prize of :
5) The Cadi Scientific Medal and Prize The Public Awareness of Physics Awards
The Cadi Scientific Medal and Prize The Public Awareness of Physics Awards are made to individuals or groups from any career background, who have demonstrated outstanding inspiration, innovation and enthusiasm in promoting physics (or physical science) to the public. Examples of the types of activities for which awards may be considered include:
6) Granting Honorary IPS Fellowships
Only Distinguished persons intimately related with physics or a science allied thereto whom the Institute of Physics, Singapore especially desires to honour for exceptionally important services in connection therewith. Any distinguished person, whom IPS may desire to honour for service to the Institute or whose association with Institute is of benefit to IPS, shall be eligible for Election to become Honorary Fellows of the Singapore Institute of Physics. The total number of Honorary Fellows for the time being shall not exceed two annually. Terms: Only the President and Council shall nominate candidates for the IPS Honorary Fellowship. The Elected Honorary Fellow will receive an IPS Medal and an Honorary Fellowship Certificate.
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IPS Website: http://www.physics.nus.edu.sg/~phyips/
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