UF Physics Professor Neil Sullivan has been awarded the 2022 Jesse W. Beams Research Award of the American Physical Society. Since 1973, the Jesse Beams Award has been given annually by the Southeastern Section of the APS (SESAPS), to recognize especially significant or meritorious research carried out by a physicist in the southeastern United States. The Beams award is intended to honor “those whose research led to the discovery of new phenomena or states of matter, provided fundamental insights in physics, or involved the development of experimental or theoretical techniques that enabled others to make key advances in physics, and the contributions of the award recipient should have received the critical acclaim of peers nationally and internationally.”
The award was announced at the annual SESAPS meeting at the University of Mississippi. The award committee recognized Neil’s work with this citation: “For distinction in NMR-based studies in quantum fluids and solids, in particular on solid hydrogen, and for his visionary leadership in advancing low temperature techniques to the forefront of materials research in high magnetic fields and in the search for axion dark matter.”
Congratulations to Neil on receiving this prestigious award!