2020 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize

Nominations are invited for the 24th annual MICHELSON POSTDOCTORAL PRIZE LECTURESHIP, to be held Fall 2020, 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 three (3) 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 8/1/2012 and 8/31/2019 and as of 5/8/2020 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, promise, and ability to communicate effectively. Nominees should submit a CV and an outline of their talks.

Application submissions may be emailed to Ellen at physics@case.edu. Inquiries may be made by phone: (216) 368-4257 or by email: physics@case.edu. Deadline for receipt of all materials is June 5, 2020.

Previous winners:

Click here for the schedule and abstracts of previous lectures.

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
2019: Audrey Bienfait