C.N. Yang Award for 2020
The C.N. Yang Award has been
established to honor young researchers with prominent research achievements and
to promote the development of leaders in physics in the Asia Pacific region.
The Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) and the Asia Pacific
Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) have jointly established the AAPPS-APCTP
Chen-Ning Yang Award (C.N. Yang Award).
1. The awardee
must have obtained a PhD in physics or an equivalent degree no more
than 10 years
prior to the date of nomination.
2. The awardee must have done the work to be awarded when s/he had an
affiliation to an institution
in a member country/region.
3. The awardee must have an affiliation to an institution in
a member country/region at the time of
Channel of Nominations
1. Self-nomination is not possible.
2. Through a member society:
with divisional structure (Australia, CPS, KPS, JSAP, JPS, Indonesia, and
Each division chair can make one nomination every
year in the relevant specialty.
without divisional structure:
The president of each society can make up to three
nominations every year.
Each participant of the most
recent Asia Pacific Physics Conference (APPC14) organized by AAPPS, who has
paid the full registration fee, has a right to make one nomination.
The nomination package must
be prepared in a single PDF file and must be submitted by e-mail to the
secretary of AAPPS and the administrative office of APCTP at email@example.com simultaneously,
prior to the announced deadline, together with a cover letter indicating the
most relevant session name of the most recent or forthcoming
APPC. The package must include all of the materials that are listed
1. A letter of
not more than 5000 characters explaining the nominee’s achievements
with a citation having less than 300 characters.
nominee’s contact information.
nominee’s biographical information,
including the date when the nominee’s PhD was received and the
institution where the PhD was
nominee’s publication list,
including the URL information where the complete texts of five of
the nominee’s foremost publications
can be retrieved.
Sessions of the most recent
APPC (APPC14 in 2019)
Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Gravitation
Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics
Condensed Matter, Semiconductor & Materials Physics
Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
Optics & Laser
Statistical Physics & Bioinformatics
I. Complex Systems, Mathematical Physics &
Biological and Medical Physics
Magnetism & High Magnetic Field
A selection committee,
appointed by the AAPPS Division, the AAPPS and the APCTP, shall determine the
recipient of the prize from the nominations, taking into account the overall
quality and significance of the contribution and the creativity exhibited in
The prize consists of a
US$1000 monetary prize and a certificate for each recipient. The prizes will be
presented to the awardees by the AAPPS President at the C.N. Yang Award
Ceremony at the AAPPS HQ, and the recipients are invited to give talks and
publish review papers to the AAPPS Bulletin.
Nominations close on April 15 2020.