The Walter Boas Medal was established in 1984 to promote excellence in research in Physics and to commemorate the life and work of Walter Boas.
The Medal is awarded annually and presented at either the AIP Congress or the Summer Meeting, for original research that makes an important contribution to physics in Australia.
The Award consists of a medal and a certificate and one year membership of the AIP.
- Nominee has not previously been the recipient of the Walter Boas Medal.
- Physics research related to the award nomination must have been carried out in Australia in the five years prior to the date of the award, as demonstrated by both published papers and unpublished papers prepared for publication.
- The nominee, if successful, must be prepared to write an article related to the research, for which the award was presented, that will be published in Australian Physics; and present a keynote presentation at the next AIP Congress.
- The nominee must be a member of the AIP or be nominated by a Proposer who is a member of the AIP; self-nomination by an AIP member is also acceptable.
Completion of the Boas Medal nomination form. This nomination form requires the nominee to provide:
- three referees, at least one of whom must be external to the nominee’s place of work and must not be a co-author/collaborator, and who have the appropriate expertise to offer a critical appraisal of the nominee's achievements;
- a one sentence citation capturing the nature of the work, as well as a longer citation (no more than 300 words) that summarises the nominee’s case for the award. This is to be written for a scientifically literate lay person. This will be used for promotion/certificates if the nominee is successful;
- a brief curriculum vitae covering personal details, academic and professional qualifications, outlining professional career history, and honours and distinguished awards. A full CV is not necessary;
- a list of the nominee’s ten most significant publications;
- a short account (no longer than 4 pages) of the research achievements of the nominee (or nominees if there is a joint submission) setting out the achievements on which the application rests and drawing attention to those articles that are important;
- a list of relevant publications, patents and reports by descriptive title and reference related to the achievements on which the application is based. Where heavy reliance is placed upon material not readily available, a copy of this material may also be submitted.
Excellence in original research supported by:
- publications during the five immediately preceding the date on which entries for the award close;
- unpublished papers or reports on work carried out during the same period where appropriate;
- work prior to this period If a nominee considers that knowledge of earlier work is necessary to support the nomination;
- the impact, citations, and journals taking into consideration the norms for the field;
- the nominee’s record of prestigious presentations featuring the research such as keynote, plenary, and invited talks;
- patents and knowledge transfer activities that present the work to the wider community;
- prestigious scientific leadership contributions such as service on panels and conference organisation.
Nominations close: 1 May each year.
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.