The Boltzmann Award is presented by the C3 Commission on Statistical Physics of the IUPAP every three years, at the Statphys Conference. The award, consisting of a gilded medal, honours outstanding achievements in Statistical Physics. The recipient is a scientist who has not received the Boltzmann Medal or Nobel Prize before.
The C3 commission is pleased to announce that the Boltzmann Medal for 2010 will be awarded during StatPhys24 to
John Cardy, for his numerous seminal contributions to two-dimensional critical phenomena in statistical physics, including the development and application of conformal field theory, finite-size effects and percolation.
Bernard Derrida, for his major contributions to the understanding of disordered and of out-of-equilibrium systems, in particular through the random energy model, and through his breakthroughs in the asymmetric exclusion model.
The winners will each give a presentation during the award ceremony on Wednesday morning.
The winners of the award have been chosen by a selection committee, consisting of the members of the C3 commission, the Chairman of the previous Commission (D. Mukamel), the Australian representative of the Scientific Committee of the Statphys Conference (A.J. Guttmann), and the previous award winners.