College Park, Md. – Each year, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) identifies experts and provides background information on the Nobel Prize in Physics, including a comprehensive resource page with free access to archival images and AIP journal publications.
The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics will be announced Tuesday, October 9. To discuss in advance the history of the award and the importance of the announcement to scientists and the public, AIP provides the following experts:
• H. Frederick Dylla is the executive director and CEO of the American Institute of Physics. Dr. Dylla is able to comment on the importance of scientific discovery in general and the influence of the Nobel Prize on the scientific community and the general public.[Download Audio Commentary on Nobel by Dr. Dylla]http://www.aip.org/aip/research/2012_Nobel_Dylla.mp3
• Greg Good is the director of the American Institute of Physics’ Center on the History of Physics. Dr. Good has written widely about the history and personalities at the heart of 20th and 21st century physics, including many of the Nobel Prize laureates.[Download Audio Commentary on History of Nobel by Dr. Good]http://www.aip.org/aip/research/2012_Nobel_Good.mp3
Journalists are welcome to use AIP’s W.F. Meggers Gallery of Nobel Laureates, which contains a collection of all the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics up to 2011, as well as physicists who have received a Nobel Prize in other areas (e.g. Chemistry or Peace).
Additional information will also be made available by AIP shortly after the announcement and updated throughout the day. It will include an overview of the recognized work, a press release, key journal articles by each prize winner, and photos of the winner(s). The page will go live the morning of the announcement and can be found here: http://journals.aip.org/Nobel2012.html. The 2011 resource page is here: http://journals.aip.org/Nobel2011.html.
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About AIPThe American Institute of Physics (AIP) is an organization of 10 physical science societies, representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators. As one of the world's largest publishers of scientific information in physics, AIP employs innovative publishing technologies and offers publishing services for its Member Societies. AIP's suite of publications includes 15 journals, three of which are published in partnership with other organizations; magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. Through its Physics Resources Center, AIP also delivers valuable services and expertise in education and student programs, science communications, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and other sciences.