Karl T. Compton Award Winners

2020

 “for his paradigm-changing contributions to physics information sharing by inventing, developing and managing the arXiv system for electronic distribution of pre-publication (or preprint) papers. This system provides equitable world-wide access to the forefront of physics research activity, both pre- and post-publication in refereed journal, and has since been emulated by a number of other scientific fields.”

2016

for her leadership in promoting K-12 education and outreach, including the development of standards and approaches to science education that have had an enormous influence at the local, state, national and international levels, and for her broad and deep contributions to the advancement of theoretical particle physics.

Robert J. Birgeneau
2012

for his leadership in improving the situation for women in science in the United States and around the world, his efforts to enhance diversity in science, and for deepening our understanding of magnetism and its interplay with other states of matter.

Neal F. Lane
2008

In recognition of his leadership and service to the physics community and to science; for serving as a model "civic scientist"; for his advocacy of public understanding of science and technology; and for his championship of scientific research and education.

Leon M. Lederman
2004

In recognition of his inspirational leadership in the teaching of physics.

2000

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to condensed matter physics, and to the science and engineering community through dedicated and effective service in numerous leadership positions.

1992

In recognition of his leadership throughout the world in advancing science, in promoting peace, and seeking solutions to world problems.

1985

In recognition of his manifold contributions to the science of physics and his outstanding example of statesmanship and leadership of major institutions of physics for over four decades.

1981

In recognition of her distinguished service to physics

1974

For fifty years of creative leadership in physics as a researcher, teacher, author, and editor.

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