2023 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize

Nominations are invited for the 25th annual MICHELSON POSTDOCTORAL PRIZE LECTURESHIP, to be held Fall 2023, in the Dept. of Physics at Case Western Reserve University. This prize will be awarded to a junior scholar active in any field of physics. The winner will spend one week in residence at Case and deliver two (2) technical lectures and a colloquium. The lectureship carries an honorarium of $2,500 plus travel expenses.


Nominees must have been awarded a Ph.D between 8/1/2015 and 8/31/2022 and as of 5/4/2023 may not hold any tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position.


Applications must be submitted to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicprogramsonline.org/ajo/prize/24380. The required application materials are:

• Three 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, promise, and ability to communicate effectively

• CV, including publications

• an outline of the 2 technical talks and the colloquium talk

The deadline for receipt of all materials is May 4, 2023.

Inquiries may be made to Prof. Kurt Hinterbichler at kurt.hinterbichler@case.edu


Previous Prize Winners

Click here for the schedule and abstracts of previous lectures.

1997: Thomas Walther

1998: Christopher A. Fuchs see also A Private View of Quantum Reality (Quanta Magazine)

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

2019: Audrey Bienfait

2020: Thiebault Sohier