Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group Awards
The Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group currently offers two Awards.
Early Career Award in Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
The award is awarded biennially to an exceptional scientist, in the early stages of their career, working in the broadly defined area of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. The winner will receive £500, a certificate and will be invited to give a lecture at a designated SMTG conference with registration fees waived.
Eligibility for the SMTG Early Career Scientist Award
Those eligible for awards should have made a substantial contribution to the field of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics in the UK or Ireland. Experimental and theoretical research are both eligible.
Candidates must normally be within 10 years of beginning their PhD and should be working in the UK, either in academia or industry, at the time of their nomination. Members of the SMTG Committee are not eligible for awards.
The SMTG committee will judge the applications. Any SMTG committee member with a conflict of interest will not be allowed to judge that particular nomination.
Please follow the instructions below to submit your nomination.
Nomination Process for the SMTG Early Career Scientist Award
- A citation of no more than 300 words, written for a scientifically literate lay person, attesting to the contribution made by the nominee in the area of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics.
- A curriculum vitae for the nominee.
- A list, with dates, of the nominee's most significant contributions, together with their most significant publications (up to four).
The Proposer should provide the information above using the nomination form.
Deadline for Nominations: Friday 15 January 2021
SMTG Online Nomination Form
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Dr John Russo, University of Bristol
The Lennard–Jones Lectureship and Prize has a long and illustrious history. It was originally awarded in alternate years by the Theoretical Chemistry Group and the Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group (SMTG) of the RSC and then biennially by the SMTG alone.
A recipient must have made an outstanding contribution to the field of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics and must be of international calibre.
The award is open to all nationalities and the recipient is decided by the SMTG Committee.
Since 2001 this award (and the accompanying lecture) has been given in the Thermodynamics series of conferences.
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