Professor Peter Hirschfeld has been awarded the 2023 Jesse W. Beams Award of the Southeastern Section of the APS (SESAPS). The award was announced last Friday at the annual SESAPS meeting. The award committee recognized Peter’s work with this citation:
“For his seminal contributions to condensed matter physics and unconventional superconductivity in cuprate and iron-based superconductors, for furthering our understanding of how repulsive Coulomb interactions and multi-orbital bands can mediate unconventional superconductivity, and for advancing new theoretical models and frameworks that have enabled experimental studies of these materials, for example, by devising methods to leverage disorder as a spectroscopic tool via the theory of quasi-particle interference.”
Since 1973, the Jesse Beams Award has been given annually by 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.” Previous UF winners have included Neil Sullivan (2022), Charles Thorn (2005), Pierre Sikivie (1996), and Dwight Adams (1978).
Congratulations to Peter on this prestigious award!