RPD Awards


Eugene P. Wigner Reactor Physicist Award

This award was established in 1990 by the Reactor Physics Division to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the field of reactor physics. The award is named after the late Eugene P. Wigner, a pioneer who helped nurture the nuclear age to technical maturity.

How to apply

For nomination details, please consult:
Reactor Physicist Award
Nomination form


Award Recipients

2016 – Luiz Leal and Mark Williams
2015 – Kord S. Smith
2014 – Elmer Lewis
2013 – Augusto Gandini
2011 – Nils G. Sjöstrand
2009 – Edward W. Larsen
2005 – Massimo Salvatores
2004 – Richard N. Hwang
2003 – Weston M. Stacey
2003 – Paul J. Turinsky
2002 – Noel R. Corngold
2001 – Daniel G. Cacuci
2000 – Michael M.R. Williams
1999 – John J. Dorning
1998 – Dr. Gerald C. Pomraning
1998 – Rafael B. Perez
1996 – Pierre J. Benoist
1995 – Ely M. Gelbard
1994 – Raymond L. Murray
1993 – Jules Horowitz
1992 – Allan F. Henry
1991 – Alvin M. Weinberg
1990 – Eugene P. Wigner

Early Career Reactor Physicist Award

The Reactor Physics Division (RPD) Early Career Reactor Physicist Award consists of a certificate and a letter signed by the chair of RPD recognizing the candidate’s achievement of distinction. The winner will receive a free registration, for either the national ANS Winter meeting or for a Reactor Physics Topical Meeting (PHYSOR) at which he/she receives the award. The meeting registration will be paid by the Reactor Physics Division.

How to apply

For nomination details, please consult:
Early Career Reactor Physicist Award Details
Nomination form


Award Recipients

2016 – Florent Heidet