John Bardeen Prize

The John Bardeen Prize was established in 1991 by the organizers of the International Conference on the Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity (M2S) in honor of Dr. John Bardeen for theoretical work that has provided significant insights on the nature of superconductivity and has led to verifiable predictions.

The Prize is sponsored by the Department of Physics of the University of Illinois and by the Friends of Bardeen.

The Bardeen Prize is given every three years at the M2S Conference. The 2012 John Bardeen Prize will be awarded at the upcoming M2S Conference.

Nominations must be submitted >>online<< by February 1, 2012.  

Should you have any questions, please contact Professor Fradkin, John Bardeen Prize chairman, via email.

Previous Award Winners

David Pines for phonon-mediated pairing of electrons in conventional superconductors and superfluidity in nuclear matter. 

Alexander Andreev (Moscow), Kazumi Maki (Los Angeles), and Douglas Scalapino (Santa Barbara) for their work on quasiparticles in superconductors: to A. Andreev for the prediction of Andreev scattering, to K. Maki for his work on gapless quasiparticle excitations due to pair-breaking and for elucidating the role of fluctuations and to D. Scalapino for his contributions to life time effects of quasiparticles and how strong correlations affect their properties.
Anatoly Larkin of University of Minnesota, David Nelson of Harvard University and Valerii Vinokur of Argonne National Laboratory for their contributions to the theory of vortex matter.
Maurice Rice of the Institute of Theoretical Physics, ETH Ziirich, for the physical insight he brought to the understanding of the superconducting state in strongly correlated materials in general, and for the prediction of unconventional pairing in Sr2RuO4 in particular.
P.W. Anderson for his contributions to the understanding of broken symmetry, the order parameter in the A and B phases of superfluid helium three and the role of impurities in metallic superconductors
G.M. Eliashberg and A.J. Leggett for the “development of the pairing theory to account for the thermodynamic and dynamic properties of strong coupling superconductors”.
Dr. V.L. Ginzburg of the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Dr. A.A. Abrikosov of the Institute of High Pressure Physics and Dr. L.P. Gor'kov of the Landau Institute, a group of theoreticians who, in cooperation, developed the GLAG theory which has proved the most useful tool to investigate superconductivity phenomenologically and, further, has also been playing a vital role in the studies of the high temperature superconductors.