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The Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize for North America and Latin America (nanoscience)

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The Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize for North America and Latin America from Oxford Instruments NanoScience supports young scientists in North America and Latin America, conducting research employing low-temperature and/or high magnetic fields.

Oxford Instruments NanoScience, the world leader in the supply of superconducting magnets and low temperature cryogenic systems, has been proudly presenting the Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize for North America and Latin America for 17 years. This prize aims to promote and recognise the novel work of young scientists working in low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields in the Americas. The company is aware that the critical stage between completing a PhD and gaining a permanent research position can be difficult for many young scientists. Through the LOR Science Prize, the company seeks to help individuals who are already producing innovative work at this stage in their careers, both by financially contributing to their research and promoting it through this prestigious award.

RESEARCH AREA
Employing low temperatures and/or high magnetic fields.

THE PRIZE
• 8,000 US dollars cash prize
• Certificate and trophy
• Support to attend the 2024 APS March meeting where the winner will be presented with the prize at a specially held event

ELIGIBILITY
Candidates should be producing work in research to a post doctoral level or equivalent (up to 7 years post PhD at the time of nomination). Candidates can be of any nationality but research must have been predominantly conducted in an American Institute.

ADJUDICATION
Adjudication will be by a committee of senior academics based throughout North America and Latin America. The criteria for selection of the prize winner covers the quality and originality of the research, the significance of results, impact of the work in setting a new direction for the research field and the degree of leadership demonstrated by the nominee in the work.

CANDIDATE’S NOMINATOR
The candidate may be nominated by a senior member of their department or institution. Nominations outside of this criteria are also permitted.

NUMBER OF NOMINATIONS
Each nominator may sponsor one applicant annually only.

NOMINATION METHOD
Nomination will take place using the application form available on our website, to be submitted in English.

SUBMISSION OF WORK
Nominations should include a summary of achievements and reason for nomination. This is to be accompanied by two references that the steering committee can contact. Work should be at least peer reviewed and preferably published.

Nominations close on January 5, 2024.

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