CAP Herzberg Medal – Nomination Procedures

The nomination must be submitted using the CAP’s online nomination submission process by logging into CAP’s Member Services and selecting “Medal Nominations” on the left.

A complete application consists of:

  1. The nomination form, and a supporting letter from the nominator.
  2. A curriculum vitae for the nominee of 20 pages maximum, including a list of publications. Only refereed journal publications and books should be included, along with awards, grants, and other evidence of exceptional impact on the field. It should not contain routine information on service on university committees and other similar commitments.
  3. A short summary (one page or less) of the candidate’s major contributions to physics.
  4. Three letters from referees with recognized expertise in the candidate’s field. Letters should particularly address the quality, originality, and significance of the candidate’s work, as shown by citations and other such evidence of impact.
  5. A short description of the significance and impact of up to five (5) important papers, similar to those contained in the NSERC Form 100.
  6. A citation of 300 words or less suitable for publication if the nominee is selected as the medal recipient (submitted in plain text format using cut and paste into the online nomination form)
  7. A photograph of the nominee (this can be a low resolution photograph, which may be retrievable from the nominee’s worksite. Nominee will be asked for a high resolution photo if selected as medal recipient). Please note that this is not required in order to complete the file but will speed up the release of the medal winner announcements.

Nominations are valid for three (3) nomination cycles only.  Upon submission, and each year of the remaining two years of the cycle, for those nominations that are still eligible, nominators MUST verify/validate that the nomination package is complete and up-to-date for the nomination to be submitted to the selection committee for consideration.

The selection of the winner of the CAP Herzberg Medal will be made by a committee struck by the CAP for this medal. The winner will be asked to give a plenary talk at the upcoming annual Congress of the CAP.

The CAP Herzberg Medal will be presented by the President of the CAP during its annual Congress.