John S. Rigden
The 2008 Andrew W. Gemant Award is presented to John S. Rigden for a lifetime of enlightenment of physicists and the public. As a teacher, researcher, scholar, writer and editor, he has been an Ambassador of good will for the physics community par excellence. Through his five books, 100+ editorials, numerous articles, 100+ public lectures and significant community service, he has interpreted and communicated physics to diverse audiences.
Rigden has designated the AIP Center for History of Physics to receive the portion of this award that goes towards furthering public communication of physics.