Each year, a shortlist of ten papers is nominated for the Nuclear Fusion prize. These are papers of the highest scientific standard, published in the journal volume from two years previous to the award year. Nominations are based on citation record and recommendation by the Board of Editors. The Board then votes by secret ballot to determine which of these papers has made the largest scientific impact.
The award was presented at the 2012 Fusion Energy Conference in San Diego.
On behalf of the Department of Physics, I congratulate Pat for this prominent and well deserved honor.
Dimitri Basov - Chair