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Outstanding Paper Award of the Physical Society of Japan

The JPS has established the Outstanding Paper Award of the Physical Society of Japan in order to recognize and praise the achievement of researchers who have made important contributions towards the progress of physics. Papers, excluding review articles, published in the JPSJ, PTEP (including PTP) including supplemental issues, or JPS Conf. Proc. within 5 years (10 years adopted in 2016) from the June previous to the award year. A maximum of five awards are given in a year, while there may be a year in which there are no recipients of the award.

Fumiko Yonezawa Memorial Prize of the Physical Society of Japan

The late Fumiko Yonezawa, emeritus professor, Keio University, made major contributions to physics, such as the development of the coherent potential approximation, and the theory of metal-insulator transition in liquid selenium, and she served as the first female president of the Physical Society of Japan (JPS). Moreover, as the president of the Society for Women Scientists for a Bright Future, she also promoted women scientists.

The JPS has established the "Fumiko Yonezawa Memorial Prize" to celebrate the achievements of Professor Yonezawa and to honor and encourage the activities of woman members of the JPS.

A few prize winners will be selected once a year, with a maximum of about five. The prize ceremony will be held during the annual meeting of the JPS. The winners will receive items such as certificates and honorary shields, and will give commemorative lectures in JPS meetings within a period of one year after receiving the prize, as well as additional prizes, namely: (1) participation fees for JPS meetings for the next three years, (2) a total of 200,000 yen exemption from publication fees and open access fees for the Journal of Physical Society of Japan, and from the article processing charge for the journal, Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (valid for three years for submissions after the prize is received).

Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan

The JPS has established Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan in order to encourage young researchers in their research work and further enliven the physics community. Recipients are selected from each division for their activities including lectures at academic meetings, publications, and degree theses. The recipient must be a member of the JPS. About 50 awards are given every year.