Oersted Medal

award

The Oersted Medal recognizes notable contributions to the teaching of physics. Established in 1936, it is awarded by the American Association of Physics Teachers. The award is named for Hans Christian Ørsted. It is the Association's most prestigious award. Well-known recipients include Nobel laureates Robert Andrews Millikan, Edward M. Purcell, Richard Feynman, Isidor I. Rabi, Norman F. Ramsey, Hans Bethe, and Carl Wieman; as well as Arnold Sommerfeld, George Uhlenbeck, Jerrold Zacharias, Philip Morrison, Melba Phillips, Victor Weisskopf, Gerald Holton, John A. Wheeler, Frank Oppenheimer, Robert Resnick, Carl Sagan, Freeman Dyson, Daniel Kleppner, and Lawrence Krauss, and Anthony French, David Hestenes, Robert Karplus, Robert Pohl, and Francis Sears. The 2008 medalist, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, is the third woman to win the award in its 70-plus-year history.
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award received: Oersted Medal

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Carl Sagan

American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator

works

15

Cosmos

1980 popular science book by Carl Sagan

author: Carl Sagan

1980

Contact

1985 novel by Carl Sagan

author: Carl Sagan

1985

Broca's Brain

book by Carl Sagan

author: Carl Sagan

The Faith Healers

book by James Randi

author: James Randi, Carl Sagan

1987

The Demon-Haunted World

book by Carl Sagan

author: Carl Sagan

1995

Author

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Freeman Dyson

theoretical physicist and mathematician

works

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Infinite in All Directions

book by Freeman Dyson

author: Freeman Dyson

1988

The Scientist as Rebel

book by Freeman Dyson

author: Freeman Dyson

2006

The Sun, the Genome and the Internet

book by Freeman Dyson

author: Freeman Dyson

1999

Dreams of earth and sky

author: Freeman Dyson

Disturbing the universe

author: Freeman Dyson

articles

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General Theory of Spin-Wave Interactions ( 1956 )

scientific article

author: Freeman Dyson

Period of a Discrete Cat Mapping ( 1992 )

scientific article (publication date: August 1992)

author: Freeman Dyson Harold Falk

Dream of scientific brotherhood. ( 2007 )

scientific article published on May 2007

author: Freeman Dyson

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John Archibald Wheeler

American physicist

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Edward Mills Purcell

American physicist

Author

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Robert A. Millikan

American physicist

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