Nominations for 2022 AAPPS-APCTP C.N. Yang Award

SPP is a member society of the AAPPS and is now accepting nominations for the AAPPS-APCTP Chen-Ning Yang Award. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to both excellence in scientific research and development of leaders in physics in the Asia Pacific region. Please send your nomination package to on or before 15 February 2022. 

The following award guidelines are provided in the C.N. Yang Award website.


The CN Yang Award has been established to honor young researchers with prominent research achievements and to promote the development of leaders in physics in the Asia Pacific region. The Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies (AAPPS) and the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) have jointly established the AAPPS-APCTP Chen-Ning Yang Award (C.N. Yang Award).


  1. The awardee must have obtained a PhD in physics or an equivalent degree no more than 10 years prior to the date of nomination.
  2. The awardee must have done the work to be awarded when s/he had an affiliation to an institution in a member country/region.
  3. The awardee must have an affiliation to an institution in a member country/region at the time of nomination.

Nomination Package

  1. A letter of not more than 5000 characters explaining the nominee’s achievements with a citation having less than 300 characters.
  2. The nominee’s contact information.
  3. The nominee’s biographical information, including the date when the nominee’s PhD was received and the institution where the PhD was awarded.
  4. The nominee’s publication list, including the URL information where the complete texts of five of the nominee’s foremost publications can be retrieved. Listing of the citations and the impact factors of the nominee’s corresponding publications is also preferred as a reference.

Selection Process

A selection committee, appointed by the AAPPS Division, the AAPPS and the APCTP, shall determine the recipient of the prize from the nominations, taking into account the overall quality and significance of the contribution and the creativity exhibited in the contribution. 


The prize consists of a US$1000 monetary prize and a certificate for each recipient. The prizes will be presented to the awardees by the AAPPS President  at the C.N. Yang Award Ceremony at the AAPPS HQ, and the recipients are invited to give talks and publish review papers to the AAPPS Bulletin.