Dr. Brian Schwartz

Dr. Brian Schwartz

The 2009 Andrew Gemant Award was presented to Dr. Brian Schwartz for ingenious creativity in engaging the public with the history and cultural aspects of physics and for inventing ways to celebrate physics through such varied vehicles as plays, musicals, exhibitions, street fairs, cabaret, posters, and opera. As cited by one of his nominators, Dr. Schwartz's qualifications for the Gemant Award "rise from the extraordinary to the unique." He has sustained this work and kept it fresh for more than two decades, reaching large audiences without sacrificing intellectual or artistic integrity.