Gemant Award

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 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 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 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 deep and broad contributions to our understanding of the aesthetic dimension of physics. In our day of specialists, he is the ultimate generalist, celebrating the joy of unbridled intellectual curiosity. Through his writings, his stimulation of others, his teaching of colleagues and students, his films and television production, he has epitomized the values embodied in the Gemant Award.                                              

For his creative writing on science, art and society in which he blends wide experience, a deep knowledge of and love for physics, and imaginative insight, producing books of high artistic merit, read and enjoyed by a wide public.

For his own work at the interface between the humanities and physics as a leading historian of science, and for his major contributions in interpreting physics to the public through his public lectures and media presentations [and] for his key role in development of a new curriculum of physics in secondary schools