Past Laureates of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Physics
The 2012 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Physics was awarded for observational or theoretical achievements in the study of extra-solar planets.
Tel Aviv University is proud to announce that the 2012 prize laureates are:
Department of Astronomy
60 Garden St.
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
For his breakthrough discoveries, including the first detections of transiting extra-solar planets and spectroscopic observations of their atmospheres.
Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. 54-1718
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Research field: Nano-Photonics and Nano-Plasmonics
For outstanding experimental and theoretical research in nano-plasmonics and nano-photonics; in particular on the emission of light from nano-structures that support propagating surface plasmons.
Co-Director, Centre for Plasmonics & Metamaterials, Experimental Solid State Group, Physics Department
Imperial College London, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ, England
For outstanding theoretical and experimental research in nano-plasmonics and nano-photonics; in particular on the propagation of surface plasmons-polaritons along a chain of metallic nano-particles.
Research field: Physics Beyond the Standard Model in the LHC Era
School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
For his novel, deep and highly influential contributions to new paradigms for physics beyond the Standard Model at the TeV energy scale, especially the ideas of large extra dimensions and of the large hierarchy of strengths of fundamental forces in Nature, including gravity; supersymmetry model-building; theories of flavor and of neutrino masses; and models of the cosmological constant.
Research field: Theoretical or Experimental Nuclear/Hadron Physics
Professor Thomas Glasmacher, Michigan State University
Professor Yuri V. Kovchegov, Ohio State University
Research field: Observational or Theoretical Astronomy and Astrophysics
Professor Andrea M. Ghez, University of California, Los Angeles
Professor Adam G. Riess, The Johns Hopkins University
Research field: Physics of Engineered Materials
Professor Dr. Leo P. Kouwenhoven, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Professor Dr. Ullrich Steiner, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Research field: Theoretical High Energy Physics
Professor Michael R. Douglas, Rutgers State University
Professor Juan Martin Maldacena, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton