2017 Foresight Institute Prize Nominations Are Now Open
Nominations for the 2017 Foresight Institute Feynman Prizes: Experimental and Theory are due on August 1, 2017. Winners will be announced by October 2017.
Two prizes in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to the researchers whose recent work has most advanced the achievement of Feynman's goal for nanotechnology: molecular manufacturing, defined as the construction of atomically-precise products through the use of molecular machine systems. Synonyms include "atomically precise manufacturing" (APM) and "productive nanosystems". Separate prizes will be awarded for theoretical work and for experimental work. More here.
Nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Student Award are due on August 1, 2017. Winner will be announced by October 2017.
The Foresight Distinguished Student Award was established in 1997, and is given to a college student or graduate student whose work is notable in the field of nanotechnology. The award includes a $1,000 prize, and an expenses-paid trip to the autumn 2017 Foresight Workshop. The prizewinner must accept in person at the award ceremony. The prizewinner will receive complimentary full registration including reception, coach airfare and up to 2 nights hotel (arranged by Foresight Institute, Sat. night stay may be required), and the physical award.
The 2017 Feynman Prize winners and the 2017 Distinguished Student Award winner will be announced at an Awards banquet at an invitational Foresight workshop titled "Atomic Precision for Healthspan & Longevity" to be held in September or October of 2017.