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​Call for applications for the 3nd Frank Wilczek Prize

Date: 25.11.2023 - 29.02.2024
​Call for applications for the 3nd Frank <span lang="pl">Wilczek</span> Prize

From 15 November 2023 to 29 February 2024 it is possible to submit applications for the third Frank Wilczek Prize. The prize, worth 12 thousand US dollars, was established to honour young Polish scientists who have made a significant discovery in Physics, Astronomy or related fields. The winner will receive 12 thousand dollars.

 

From 15 November 2023 to 29 February 2024 it is possible to submit applications for the third Frank Wilczek Prize. The prize, worth 12 thousand US dollars, was established to honour young Polish scientists who have made a significant discovery in Physics, Astronomy or related fields. The winner will receive 12 thousand dollars.

The Prize, established in 2019, is awarded under the auspices of Frank Wilczek - an eminent American physicist of Polish-Italian origin, a professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – and the Dean of the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science. It is granted biannually to individual persons who are residents of Poland and hold Polish citizenship. A nomination can be made by an expert holding a PhD or a higher degree in the field in which the Nominee has made their contribution considered for the Frank Wilczek Prize.

The applications can be submitted by 29 February 2024, the winners will be chosen on 10 June 2024, whereas the award ceremony will be held in autumn.

The Frank Wilczek Prize was first awarded in 2020 to Dr Przemysław Mróz from the Astronomical Observatory at the University of Warsaw for his characterisation of the free floating planets population in the Milky Way and the detection of the most promising candidates for low-mass free floating planets. During the second edition, the prize went to Dr Michał Parniak from the Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies of the University of Warsaw for developing new experimental platforms for quantum research and technologies and using them to demonstrate the latest quantum phenomena and protocols.

The rules and regulations, documents for download, and other information about the Prize are available on the website: fw-prize.fais.uj.edu.pl.