Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics
Award at a Glance
To recognize and encourage outstanding interdisciplinary research in chemistry and physics, in the spirit of Irving Langmuir.
The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. The American Chemical Society makes the presentation in even-numbered years. The American Physical Society makes the presentation in odd-numbered years. Up to $1,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed.
A nominee must have made an outstanding contribution to chemical physics or physical chemistry within the 10 years preceding the current nomination. The award will be granted regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background. No individual may receive a second Irving Langmuir Award or Prize.
November 1 (presented biennially in even-numbered years)
How to Apply
The nomination period is open from July 1 to November 1. Learn more about ACS National Award Nominations.
Journal of Chemical Physics and the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry
The Journal of Chemical Physics and the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry began cosponsoring the award in 2020. The ACS Division of Physical Chemistry and the ACS cosponsored the award 2018-2019. The ACS Division of Physical Chemistry cosponsored the award with GE Global Research from 2010-2017. In 2006, GE Global Research assumed full sponsorship until 2009. The General Electric Foundation established the award in 1964.
American Chemical Society
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