Thank you!

Thank you for submitting nominations for the 23rd Annual Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship [MPPL], which will be held in spring 2020 in the Department of Physics at Case Western Reserve University. This prize winner and details of the lectureship week will be announced soon. The MPPL  is awarded annually to a junior postdoctoral scholar active in any field of physics. The winner spends one week in residence at Case and delivers three technical lectures and a colloquium. The lectureship carries an honorarium of $2500 plus all travel expenses.


Current nominees must have been awarded a PhD between 8/1/2011 and 8/31/2018, and as of May 3, 2019 not have held any tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position.



Eligible nominees each submitted one letter of nomination and two letters of support from ineligible scientists, at least one employed at an institution other than the nominee’s. The letters addressed the nominee’s scientific accomplishments and promise and ability to communicate effectively. Nominees also submitted CVs and outlines of their talks.

Please send all material in PDF format via email to Ellen Rabe at

Inquiries may also be made by FAX: 216-368-4671, phone: 216-368-4257 or email:

Previous winners:

1997: Thomas Walther
1998: Christopher A. Fuchs
1999: Joseph Mohr
2000: Keith Schwab
2001: Jonathan Feng
2002: Re’em Sari
2003: Brian DeMarco
2004: Karsten Heeger
2005: Yaroslav Tserkovnyak
2006: Nicole Bell
2007: Adam Bolton
2008: Roberto Trotta
2009: Jonathan Alwall
2010: David Hanneke
2011: Lindley Winslow
2012: Kin Fai Mak
2013: Wei-Cheng Lee
2014: Amar Vutha
2015: Michael Hatridge
2016: Lucile Savary
2017: Liang Wu
2018: Tim Linden