The objective of this Science Prize is to promote and recognise the novel work of young scientists conducting research employing low temperature, high magnetic fields or surface science research in North America and Latin America.
The Lee Osheroff Richardson consists of:
$8,000 cash prize
A certificate and troph
Lee Osheroff Richardson
The Lee Osheroff Richardson Science Prize for North America and Latin America is named after David M. Lee, Douglas D. Osheroff and Robert C. Richardson who were joint winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1996, for their discovery of superfluidity in ³He.
They conducted the Nobel prize winning research in the early 1970's in the low temperature laboratory at Cornell University using apparatus they had built to produce sample temperatures within a few thousandths of a degree of absolute zero. Their findings proved that the helium isotope ³He can be made superfluid at a temperature only about two thousandths of a degree above absolute zero. The discovery initiated intensive research on the special characteristics of the new quantum liquid. Lee, Osheroff and Richardson have also received, among other awards, the Sir Francis Simon Memorial Prize 1976 (Institute of Physics UK), and the Oliver E. Buckley Solid State Physics Prize 1980 (American Physical Society); for the discovery of superfluidity in ³He.
Oxford Instruments would like to thank David M. Lee, Douglas D. Osheroff and Robert C. Richardson for permission to name the prize after them.
Prize Comittee Chairman:
Professor Bruce Gaulin, Mc Master University
Prize committee members:
Professor Laura Greene, NHMFL and FSU
Professor Hae-Young Kee, Toronto University
Professor Collin Broholm, Johns Hopkins University
Professor Cory Dean, Columbia University
Dr Matthew Yankowitz, U Washington (2021 winner)