Gemant Award Winners

For his many successes in bridging the physics community to the arts and humanities using a broad variety of outlets, including many books, essays, public lectures, and theatrical productions.

For portraying the humanistic dimensions of physics to the public through a creative array of artistic, performance, and educational methods.

For instilling a deep and humanistic love of physics in generations of students, being a steadfast ambassador of science policy and the history of physics, and his persistent dedication to communicating the wonders of the field.

For articulating deep physics concepts through visual arts and other media, reaching a remarkable range of people in innovative ways and sharing her passion for the expression of physical truths

For taking the broader view of how physics and astronomy is accomplished, creatively engaging physical scientists and the public throughout her lifetime, and commitment to establishing science within the social perspective

For his pioneering portrayal of particle physics as a human endeavor through the development of widely disseminated films and for writing, teaching, and public outreach that inspires the passion for discovery in the next generation.

For over 20 years of enthusiastic and tireless communication of particle and cosmological physics to diverse audiences through public lectures, book, videos and articles, especially those aimed at physics educators.

For his creativity in engaging broad audiences by passionately communicating cutting-edge science found in comic books and superhero movies through public lectures, books, and mass media presentations.

For bringing the excitement of physics and its cultural aspects to the public through her lectures, books, radio and TV appearances, use of new media, and outreach events.

For extraordinary public outreach on particle physics and cosmology, as an educator, author, public lecturer, and consultant for TV and radio programs, and for his pioneering work communicating with a variety of international audiences using social networking.

For 40 years of extraordinary public outreach and education through planetarium shows and programs, award-winning popular books, articles, television programs, exhibits, lectures and public events, as well as for his outstanding archaeoastronomical research, exploring the links between astronomy and ancient culture

For forging connections between art and science, and bringing excitement to the public through artistry, creativity, and scientific credentials

For his extraordinary contributions to the public communication of astrophysics through popular books and articles for broad audiences, his mentorship of science writers, and his dedication to enhancing the dissemination of science news throughout the world.

For his decades of work bringing the excitement and beauty of physics and astronomy to the 4 million people of Puerto Rico, through his creation of The Angel Ramos Foundation Visitor Center at the Arecibo Observatory, his books and his own translations of them into Spanish, and through his popular articles, blog, and workshops for teachers and journalists

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.

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

For more than thirty years of effectively communicating his deep understanding and passion for physics and astronomy.

For a body of work that has won high praise from critics, scientists, and general audiences alike.

In recognition of his authorship of many highly acclaimed articles and books and his delivery of countless lectures that illustrate his dedication and ability to communicate physics to wide audiences.

For his efforts to make science understandable to a large audience and for his vision and leadership within the museum community. His understanding and love of physics inform his creative work and have insured that physics has become more deeply embedded into human culture.