SFI's David Pines has been named the recipient of the American Physical Society’s 2016 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.
The Lilienfeld Prize recognizes outstanding contributions in physics by a single individual who also has exceptional skills in lecturing to diverse audiences. As the prize recipient, the society calls on Pines to deliver three lectures: at a society meeting, a research university, and a predominantly undergraduate institution.
Pines's selection recognizes his contributions to physics over his 65-year career, "for contributions to our understanding of emergent behavior in quantum matter-plasmons, nuclear, celestial and unconventional superfluidity, heavy electron emergence -- and for his effectiveness in communicating these discoveries and a new 'emergent' paradigm to the broader scientific community."
He will give the first of three prize lectures on March 16, 2016 at the March meeting of the American Physical Society in Baltimore, and he will give a preview of that talk during a March 8 colloquium at SFI titled Emergent Behavior in Quantum Matter.
The Lilienfeld Prize has been awarded annually since 1989. Past winners include Stephen Hawking, Lawrence Krauss, and Lisa Randall.
Pines is SFI's Co-Founder in Residence.