How to apply for the next DNP thesis competition

The Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) encourages entries for the DNP Ph.D. thesis prize to be awarded in Experimental or Theoretical Nuclear Physics to any student receiving their Ph.D. degree from a Canadian University in the current or prior calendar year.

To be considered for the award, a letter of nomination must be submitted by the thesis supervisor along with a copy of the thesis (preferably in electronic form) to the chief judge (Prof. Gerald Gwinner, by Jan 15, 2017. The nomination letter should describe in detail the contributions of the student to the research work. The student's C.V., including a list of publications and conference contributions, should accompany the nomination. A letter from the Department Head or University Dean indicating that the thesis has been formally accepted by the University must also be submitted. Simultaneous submissions to the DTP, DNP, and PPD competitions are not allowed.

The prize winner will be asked to give an invited talk at the annual CAP Congress in June along with a seminar at TRIUMF. Travel expenses will be covered by the DNP and TRIUMF. The winner will also be required to submit a 1-2 page article suitable for publication in Physics in Canada describing the significance of their thesis work before they receive their cash award ($1000) from the DNP. Both the supervisor and the nominee must be members of CAP and DNP.

If fewer than 3 theses have been submitted in a given year, there will not be any award made and the submitted theses will automatically be considered in the following year's competition.