CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
THE 2013 BOWER AWARD AND PRIZE FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE
Theme: Photonic Source Technology
Prize: $250,000 USD
Notice of intent to nominate is encouraged: March 31, 2012
Complete Nomination: May 31, 2012
On behalf of The Franklin Institute, I invite you to nominate candidates for the 2013 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science. This award is presented annually by The Franklin Institute to an individual of any nationality for outstanding work in the basic, applied, or engineering sciences. Each year, a predetermined field of study is chosen as a theme. A gold medal and a cash prize of $250,000 are awarded to the individual selected to receive the award.
The theme for the 2013 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science is Photonic Source Technology. The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2013 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant scientific contributions to our understanding of the structure and function of photonic sources for communications, medical applications, chemical sensing, display, and illumination. Nominations may recognize efforts including, but not limited to: hetero-structure based efficient optical sources, reduced dimensionality semiconductor devices, semiconductor based laser diodes, and the application of these technologies in data communications, data storage, illumination, display, biomedical engineering, and chemical sensing.
The Franklin Institute Awards Program is among the oldest and most comprehensive international science and technology awards programs in the world. The Institute has honored more than 2,000 luminaries since 1824, representing the greatest minds of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. The roster of Franklin Institute Laureates reads like a Who's Who of science and invention, including the eminent scientific and technological minds Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Lord Rayleigh (John William Strutt), Joseph John Thomson, Albert A. Michelson, Max Planck, William H. Bragg, Albert Einstein, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Sergei A. Schelkunoff, John Bardeen, Kenneth Bullington, Charles H. Townes, Clarence Melvin Zener, Ali Javan, Theodore H. Maiman, Arthur L. Schawlow, Chandra Kumar Naranbhai Patel, Emmett N. Leith, Zhores I. Alferov, Nikolai Nikolaevich Bogoliubov, Erich Peter Ippen, Paul C. Lauterbur, Roy J. Glauber, Serge Haroche, Sir Martin Rees, Ralph Cicerone, Antoine Labeyrie, Paul Baran, Irwin Mark Jacobs, Elizabeth Blackburn, Andrew J. Viterbi, Narain G. Hingorani, Robert H. Dennard, Lotfi A. Zadeh, and Dean Kamen. I urge you to nominate a candidate whose name should be added to this distinguished list.
For more information on nominating a candidate for the 2013 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science, please visit our website.
Please forward this Call for Nominations to colleagues who might wish to make a nomination or to professional associations to which you belong. Please also feel free to post this material on any appropriate websites you may manage.
Questions about the appropriateness of a particular nomination are welcome and may be directed to Dr. Frederic Bertley, Vice President, The Franklin Institute, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know of a candidate who has made an extraordinary contribution in the area of Photonic Source Technology, I strongly encourage you to participate in this 2013 Bower nomination process.
Dennis M. Wint, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Franklin Institute
222 N 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103