Nominations are invited for the twenty third annual Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship, to be held Fall 2019 in the Dept of Physics, Case Western Reserve University. This prize is awarded annually to a junior postdoctoral scholar active in any field of physics. The winner will spend one week in residence at Case and deliver 3 technical lectures and a colloquium. The lectureship carries an honorarium of $2500 plus all travel expenses.


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



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 should address the nominee’s scientific accomplishments and promise and ability to communicate effectively. Nominees should submit a CV and an outline 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:

Deadline for receipt of nominations: May 3, 2019


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