Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol46 Issue35 6–10 September 2021

Nominees should be young physicists of exceptional ability at the beginning stage of their careers, who currently have or will have received a doctoral degree in physics, astronomy or related fields by September 1, 2022.

Candidates are nominated using the online form located here.

The nomination deadline is Friday, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021.

Please note:

  1. (1) Your letter of reference for your nominee is not included with your nomination; you will only need to fill out and submit the brief online nomination form at this time.
    Later, your nominee will submit your name and contact information to (AJO), where the competition is hosted online.
    AJO will then email you directly with instructions for uploading your letter to its secure web locker designated for referees.
  2. (2) Current MIT graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, or those who have already received an offer for a postdoctoral position from an MIT faculty member, will only be considered by the Committee under exceptional circumstances.
  3. (3) Interested candidates cannot self-nominate; nomination by a faculty or senior researcher is required.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the program's administrator, Ms. Carol Breen, at

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