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      AAPPS Bulletin    

 

Prizes & Awards    Prize Recipient   Sponsor 

 S. Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics  
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1.  Foundation of S. Chandrasekhar Prize                 テキスト ボックス:

 Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995) was an Indian- American astrophysicist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize for physics for his theory of black hole. He worked in various areas including plasma physics. Plasma physics community is benefited from his works through his textbooks such as "Principles of stelar dynamics (1942)", "Plasma Physics (1975)", "Hydrodynamics and Hydromagnetic stability (1981)".
 In 2014, we have established the Division of Plasma Physics under AAPPS. Asia-Pacific region is rapidly growing economically and scientifically. A large number of new programs on various fundamental and applied aspects of plasma physics are emerging in several countries of Asia and the Pacific regions. Young people taking up careers in plasma science in these regions look forward to the prestige of recognition by their peers and this becomes more equitable when your peers are intimately familiar with your work. This will also give a "sense of accomplishment" to the Asia-Pacific region as a whole because the body of significant work already pioneered by the Awardees will be ascribed to this region. The Executive Committee of division of plasma physics after consultation to I-HAC (International Honorary Advisory Committee) decided to establish Plasma Physics Prize after S. Chandrasekhar to recognize seminal/pioneering works in this field.
 

2. Description of the S. Chandrasekhar Prize

   The Chandrasekhar Prize is awarded by the Division of Plasma Physics of the AAPPS to recognize outstanding contributions to experimental and/or theoretical research in fundamental plasma physics and plasma applications in all fields of physics.

i) Rule: This Prize will be given to an AAPPS-DPP member who has made seminal / pioneering contribution to any field of plasma physics or plasma applications as stated above.
ii) Nomination: Necessary documents and time schedule for nomination will be announced in the DPP home page. DPP seeks outstanding nominations worldwide and especially from the Asia-Pacific region.
iii) Selection: Selection will be made by the Chandrasekhar Prize Selection Committee annually.
iv) Selection Committee: DPP-ExCo will appoint Chair and members of selection committee taking into account of the I-HAC recommendations.

v) Award Ceremony: Certificate, Medal and a cash award will be bestowed to the awardees at the APPC conference held every three years.
vi) Obligations: Chandrasekhar awardees should deliver invited talks in the APPC as well as contribute review papers to the DPP journal.   

3. Call for Sponsorship and Contribution

 Division of Plasma Physics (DPP) seeks the official sponsorship by any organizations and personal contributions in support of above prospectus. Contribution will be used for DPP operation and awards. Official sponsorship by the organization will be recorded in the diploma of DPP Awards and the home page. Official sponsorship shall be one or more units in the US $ 5, 000.  You may visit AAPPS-DPP HP at http://aappsdpp.org/AAPPSDPPF/index.html.

4. Nomination guideline
Any DPP members (not a member of the committee making the selection) may submit one nomination or seconding letter for the prize in any given year. A nomination
should include: A letter evaluating the nominee's qualifications in the light of the particular features of the prize and identifying the specific work to be recognized.
Nomination statement shall include:
1. Name of nominee (only one person)
2. Citation
3. Description of scientific accompolishments
4. CV of the nominee
5. Selected most important publications on the citation with some information on published journal’s impact factor, number of citations (WoS).
6. Seconding letters from four leading plasma physicists each letter less than 3 pages
7. Commitment letter by the nominee to be able to participate APPC and to write a review article to the DPP journal and the title of the paper.
DPP shall not give more than once of this prize to the same recipient. The names of the Prize Selection committee will be posted on the DPP homepage only after its
decision. The nomination statement shall be sent to the DPP chair electronically.

5. Background: 
March 20 : AAPPS-DPP ExCo started discussion of plasma physics award.
April 17 : ExCo concluded draft proposal of S. Chandrasekhar Prize
April 17 : DPP chair sent draft proposal to I-HAC members.
May 8    : I-HAC chair Predhiman Kaw reported the consensus recommendation on the foundation of
      S. Chandrasekhar Prize.
July 29  : DPP ExCo agreed draft agreement to grant co-sponsorship of 2014 S. Chandrasekhar Prize to
       Southwestern Institute of Physics in China. 
July 30 : Announcement of S. Chandrasekhar Prize launched.



2016 S. Chandrasekhar Prize is sponsored by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
 

2015 S. Chandrasekhar Prize is partially sponsored by Future Energy Research Association


2014 S. Chandrasekhar Prize was sponsored by Chengdu Tongchuang Applied Plasma Technology Center in China.

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