The American Physical SocietyTopical Group on Soft Matter (GSOFT) is delighted to announce a new Early Career Award for Soft Matter Research. This Unit Award aims to recognize outstanding and sustained contributions by a young researcher to the field of Soft Matter during his or her initial period of full time employment (12 years after the PhD, allowing for breaks). The award provides $5000 and the cost of travel to the March meeting of the APS (March 2-6, 2015), and is generously sponsored by Solvay.
More information and nomination details can be found at http://www.aps.org/units/gsoft/awards/early-career.cfm
The nomination deadline this year is 1 December 2014, to enable the award winner to give an Invited Talk at the APS March Meeting 2015.
APS is diverse global organization and so nominations of underrepresented groups and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.
You can join GSOFT easily at the APS web site. http://www.aps.org/membership/units/join-unit.cfm
The group’s webpage is at http://www.aps.org/units/gsoft/index.cfm
Where Soft matter Science meets art
Congratulations to the winners of our 2015 image contest!
We had some beautiful submissions to our image competition this year and below you can see twelve of the best. The winning groups will be recieving a desktop calendar featuring all the best images. Go to the gallery page on our website to see the full caption details and citations. The winning contributors were: Jennifer Kirchhoff, Florida State University, Jan Lagerwall, University of Luxembourg, Jongmin Kim, Sung-Min Kang, Byungjin Lee, Chaeyeon Kim and Chang-Soo Lee, Chungnam National University, Nathan Melton and Lauren Edwards, University of California, Merced, Hanumantha Rao Vutukuri, Utrecht University, Wojciech Tomczyk, Jagiellonian University and Sajedeh Afghah, Andrew Konya, Jonathan Selinger, and Robin Selinger, LCI, Kent State University.