Call for Nominations for the 2022 Boltzmann Medal

The Boltzmann Medal is presented by the C3 Commission on Statistical Physics of the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) every three years, at the Statphys Conference. The Award, consisting of a gilded medal, honours outstanding achievements in Statistical Physics. The next Boltzmann Awards will be given during Statphys 28, to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 8 to 12 August 2022 (https://statphys28.org/).

The recipient should be a scientist who has not already received the Boltzmann Medal or the Nobel Prize. The winner of the award is chosen by a Selection Committee, consisting of the members of the C3 Commission (http://iupap.org/commissions/c3-commission-on-statisticalphysics/ members/), the Chairman of the previous C3 Commission (Rahul Pandit), the Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Statphys Conference (Tetsuo Deguchi for Statphys 28), and the previous Boltzmann medalists who agree to be on the Selection Committee.

Nominations for the award should be sent to us before January 15, 2022, at the following e-mail address: C3Commission2123gmail.com. Because of the late announcement of this call, due to the pandemic situation, the deadline is tight.

The subject line of the e-mail nomination should read as follows:

Boltzmann medal: Nomination for Name-of-Nominee.

The nominations must be accompanied by a description of the work of the nominee and its significance, consisting of at least one and no more than two typed pages, which should include a listing of no more than half a dozen key publications by the nominee. Please do not include pdf files of published papers but give references or links to these. Nominations for a joint award to two scientists, preferably for related work, are acceptable. Nominations should be sent by a principal nominator; names of other nominators should be included in the nomination letter. A nominator can be the principal nominator for only one nomination for the Boltzmann Award. Members of the Selection Committee are not eligible for the award and may not be principal nominators. Those who present nominations exclude themselves from the Selection Committee. We ask nominators to include a statement saying that, to the best of their knowledge, there are no concerns that IUPAP should be aware of regarding the expectation that the nominee meets the commonly held standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity.

The IUPAP mandates Commission chairs to ensure that the pool of candidates for the Boltzmann medal award is sufficiently diverse, particularly considering balance in terms of gender and other under-represented groups and geographical regions. Accordingly, we encourage nominations of women and members of other under-represented groups for the Boltzmann Award.

We would appreciate it if you could inform other members of the statistical physics community of this nomination process, because we want to be certain to consider the best possible nominees.

Thanking you and with our best regards,
Yours sincerely,

Janos Kertesz, Secretary C3 Commission of the IUPAP,
Doochul Kim, Vice Chair C3 Commission of the IUPAP,
Lucilla de Arcangelis, Chair C3 Commission of the IUPAP

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