To honor and recognize the
dedication of physicists who have made contributions to the development of
physics in countries of the third world.
The Wheatley award was
established in 1991 with the support of the Forum on International Physics and
is endowed by gifts from Biomagnetic Technologies and IBM, and by individual
donations in memory of John Wheatley. The award is given to a physicist,
generally from a developed country, who, at personal or professional cost, goes
to a less developed country and promotes significant physics there, as John
Wheatley did in Argentina.
The award is made to a
physicist who, working in a developing country, has made an outstanding
contribution to the development of physics in that region by working with local
physicists in physics research of teaching. Nominations are open to physicists
of all nationalities but the award will not be given to a person for work in his
or her own country. Nominations are active for three years.
2005 Steven Manson
2003 Kennedy Reed
2001 Henry R. Glyde
1999 Ivan Schuller
1997 Manuel Cardona
1995 Galileo Violini
1993 Ismael Escobar
How to make a
Consult the award
announcement that appears in APS News, on the
Prize and Awards page of the APS
web site, or check the FIP Newsletter preceding the submission deadline.